Haul Definition

hôl
hauled, hauling, hauls
verb
hauled, hauling, hauls
To pull; tug.
Webster's New World
To transport by wagon, truck, etc.
To haul coal for a living.
Webster's New World
To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously.
Hauled myself down to the lobby.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
To pull with force; move by pulling or drawing; tug; drag.
Webster's New World
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noun
hauls
The act of hauling; pull; tug.
Webster's New World
The act of transporting or carting.
American Heritage
The amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net.
Webster's New World
The amount gained, won, earned, etc. at one time.
Webster's New World
The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels.
Webster's New World
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idiom
haul ass
  • To move quickly:

    We'll be late if you don't haul ass.

American Heritage
haul ass
  • to act, go, depart, etc. quickly or hurriedly
Webster's New World
haul off
  • to change a ship's course so as to draw away from something
  • to retreat; withdraw
Webster's New World
haul up
  • to sail closer to the wind
  • to come to rest; stop
Webster's New World
haul your wind
  • to sail closer to the wind
Webster's New World
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Origin of Haul

  • 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

  • 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

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