haul

  • 1 haul — [hôl] vt. [17th c. phonetic sp. of HALE2 < ME halen < OFr haler, to draw < ODu halen, akin to Ger holen, to fetch < IE base * kel , to cry out (> L calare): basic sense “to call hither”] 1. to pull with force; move by pulling or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Haul — (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hauled} (h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hauling}.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire, get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n, G. holen, Dan …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 haul — haul; haul·age; haul·er; haul·ier; keel·haul; over·haul·er; over·haul; …

    English syllables

  • 4 Haul — Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Haul — Haul, n. 1. A pulling with force; a violent pull. [1913 Webster] 2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net. [1913 Webster] 4.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 haul on — [phrasal verb] haul on (something) : to forcefully pull (something) haul on the reins • • • Main Entry: ↑haul …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 haul — ► VERB 1) pull or drag with effort or force. 2) transport in a truck or cart. ► NOUN 1) a quantity of something obtained, especially illegally. 2) a number of fish caught at one time. 3) a distance to be travelled. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 haul\ in — • haul in • haul up • pull in v slang To bring before someone in charge for punishment or questioning; arrest. John was hauled in to court for speeding. The tramp was hauled up for sleeping on the sidewalk. Compare: call on the carpet …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 9 haul\ up — • haul in • haul up • pull in v slang To bring before someone in charge for punishment or questioning; arrest. John was hauled in to court for speeding. The tramp was hauled up for sleeping on the sidewalk. Compare: call on the carpet …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 10 haul — [n] something obtained or moved booty, burden, cargo, catch, find, freight, gain, harvest, lading, load, loot*, payload*, spoils, takings*, yield; concepts 337,338 haul [v] move, pull to another spot back, boost, bring, buck, carry, cart, convey …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 haul — index cargo, carry (transport), deliver, plunder, spoils, struggle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 haul — vb hale, *pull, draw, drag, tug, tow Analogous words: *move, remove, shift: *lift, raise, hoist, heave, boost, elevate: convey, transport, *carry …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 haul — ▪ I. haul haul 1 [hɔːl ǁ hɒːl] verb [transitive] 1. TRANSPORT if a train or truck hauls goods, it takes them from one place to another: • The freight train hauled the load of 240 tons with ease. • Union Pacific hauls garbage from Seattle to a …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 haul — haul1 [ho:l US ho:l] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: haler to pull ] 1.) to pull something heavy with a continuous steady movement haul sth off/onto/out of etc sth ▪ She hauled her backpack onto her back. ▪ the steam locomotive which… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 haul — I UK [hɔːl] / US [hɔl] verb [transitive] Word forms haul : present tense I/you/we/they haul he/she/it hauls present participle hauling past tense hauled past participle hauled * 1) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a …

    English dictionary

  • 16 haul — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of hauling VERB + HAUL ▪ give sth PREPOSITION ▪ haul on ▪ When I shout, give a haul on the rope. 2 distance AD …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 haul — haul1 [ hɔl ] verb transitive * 1. ) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a lot of effort: DRAG: Rescue workers attached the men to ropes before hauling them to safety. haul something/someone to/up/into etc.: I hauled… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 haul — 1 verb 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) to pull something heavy with a continuous, steady movement: haul sth along/in/across etc: The fishermen were hauling in their nets. 2 haul sb over the coals to speak to someone angrily and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 haul — /hawl/, v.t. 1. to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag: They hauled the boat up onto the beach. 2. to cart or transport; carry: He hauled freight. 3. to cause to descend; lower (often fol. by down): to haul down the flag. 4. to arrest… …

    Universalium

  • 20 haul — /hɔl / (say hawl) verb (t) 1. to pull or draw with force; move or transport by drawing. –verb (i) 2. to pull or tug. 3. to change one s course of procedure or action; go in a given direction. 4. Nautical to sail, as in a particular direction.… …

    Australian English dictionary