Haul meaning

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The definition of a haul is the act of moving, dragging or transporting something or a distance something is transported.

An example of haul is a truck driver delivering goods across the country.

An example of haul is a 300 mile delivery.

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Haul is defined as to pull, drag or transport something.

An example of haul is someone renting a box truck to move all of their belongings to a new house.

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To pull or drag forcibly.

Hauled the boat onto the beach.

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To transport, as with a truck or cart.

Hauling cars across the country.

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An amount of something that has been taken, especially of fish or illegal loot.

The robber's haul was over thirty items.

The trawler landed a ten-ton haul.

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(nautical) To change the course of (a ship), especially in order to sail closer into the wind.
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To pull or drag something forcibly.
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To provide transportation; cart.
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To shift direction.

The wind hauled to the east.

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(nautical) To change the course of a ship.
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The act of pulling or dragging.
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The act of transporting or carting.
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A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
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To pull with force; move by pulling or drawing; tug; drag.
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To transport by wagon, truck, etc.

To haul coal for a living.

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(naut.) To change the course of (a ship), specif. so as to sail closer to the wind.
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To pull; tug.
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To shift direction.
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(naut.) To change the course of a ship, specif. so as to sail closer to the wind.
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The act of hauling; pull; tug.
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The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels.
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A load or quantity transported.
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To carry something; to transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
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To pull or draw something heavy.
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To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen.

To haul logs to a sawmill.

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(nautical) To steer a vessel closer to the wind.
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(nautical, of the wind) To shift fore (more towards the bow).
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(figuratively) To pull.
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To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
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A long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.
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A pulling with force; a violent pull.
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(ropemaking) A bundle of many threads, to be tarred.
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Collectively, all of the products bought on a shopping trip.
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A haul video.
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(vulgar slang) haul ass
  • To move quickly:
    We'll be late if you don't haul ass.
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haul ass
  • to act, go, depart, etc. quickly or hurriedly
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haul off
  • to change a ship's course so as to draw away from something
  • to retreat; withdraw
  • to draw the arm back before hitting
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haul up
  • to sail closer to the wind
  • to come to rest; stop
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haul your wind
  • to sail closer to the wind
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in the long haul
  • over a long period of time
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

haul your wind
in the long haul

Origin of haul

  • Middle English haulen from Old French haler of Germanic origin kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English haulen, halen, halien (“to drag, fetch, compel, summon”), partly from Old English *halian, holian (“to haul, drag”); partly from Old French haler (“to pull, haul”), from Frankish *halōn (“to haul, drag, fetch”) or Old Dutch halen (“to haul, drag, fetch”); all from Proto-Germanic *halōną, *hulōną, *halēną (“to call, fetch, summon”), from Proto-Indo-European *kel(a)-, *kala- (“to call, shout, sound”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian halia (“to get, fetch”), Dutch halen (“to fetch, bring, haul”), Low German halen (“to draw, pull”), German holen (“to get, fetch”), Danish hale (“to haul”), Swedish hala (“to haul, pull, tug, hale”). Related also to Old English ġeholian (“to get, obtain”).

    From Wiktionary