haul definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To pull or drag forcibly; tug. See Synonyms at pull.
    • to move, just like a truck or cart.
    • Informal To compel going, particularly for test: "hauled the massive organizations into courtroom” ( Peter Matthiessen).
    • Nautical To change the course of (a ship), particularly in purchase to sail closer into the wind.
    • To pull or draw with force; to drag.
    • to move by attracting, as with ponies or oxen.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To pull; tug.
    • to supply transport; cart.
    • To move way: The wind hauled towards the east.
    • To change your brain.
    • Nautical To change the program of a ship.
    • to improve the course of a ship by hauling the wind. See under haul, v. t.
    • To pull aside, as oxen often do when yoked.
  • noun:
    • The work of pulling or dragging.
    • The act of transporting or carting.
    • A distance, especially the length over which one thing is drawn or transported.
    • a thing that is pulled or transported; lots.
    • every little thing built-up or acquired by an individual energy; the take: a huge haul of fish.
    • a lengthy drive, specially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.
    • An amount of something which has been taken, specifically of fish or illegal loot.
    • A pulling with force; a violent pull.
    • A bundle of many threads, is tarred.
    • A pulling with force; a violent pull.
    • A single draught of a net.
    • whatever is caught, taken, or attained at a time, as by hauling a net.
    • transport by hauling; the exact distance through which everything is hauled, as cargo in a railroad automobile.
    • a lot of money of approximately 500 threads, become tarred.
    • A pulling with power; a pull; a tug.
    • In fishing: The draft of a net: since, to catch so many seafood at a haul.
    • where a seine is hauled.
    • That which is taken or gotten by hauling; particularly, the amount or quantity of fish taken in one haul of a seine; a catch.
    • For this reason Any valuable acquisition; a “find.”
    • the exact distance and path over which something is hauled.
    • the act of attracting or hauling anything
    • the number which was caught
  • phrasal-verb:
    • haul off Informal to-draw back slightly, as with planning for initiating an action: "hauled down and smacked the hapless aide across the face” ( Bill Barol).
    • haul off Informal To shift functions to a new location; to go away.
    • haul up to get to a halt.
  • idiom:
    • haul butt Vulgar Slang to maneuver quickly: We'll be late unless you carry ass.
  • verb:
    • To carry some thing; to move some thing, with a connotation that product is hefty or elsewhere tough to move.
    • To pull or draw something hefty.
    • To guide a vessel closer to the wind.
    • To shift fore (more to the bow).
    • To pull.
    • draw slowly or heavily
    • transport in a car
  • others:
    • To pull or draw with power; move or transportation by attracting; drag: as, to carry along the sails; to haul when you look at the growth; to carry a load of wood.
    • Synonyms Drag, Draw, etc. See draw.
    • To pull or tug; try to pull one thing: since, to haul at huge load.
    • Nautical, to alter a ship's training course; change the course of cruising; move ahead a brand new course; hence, to sail, generally.
    • To shift, veer, or change, as wind.
    • To draw off or away; withdraw, as from a movement or scheme.

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