- to sail, as in a particular direction.
- to draw or pull a vessel up on land, as for repairs or storage.
- (of the wind) to shift to a direction closer to the heading of a vessel (opposed to veer).
- (of the wind) to change direction, shift, or veer (often followed by round or to).
- the quantity of fish taken at one draft of the net.
- the draft of a fishing net.
- the place where a seine is hauled.
- Nautical. to change a ship's course so as to get farther off from an object.
- to withdraw; leave.
- Informal. to draw back the arm in order to strike; prepare to deal a blow: He hauled off and struck the insolent lieutenant a blow to the chin.
- to bring before a superior for judgment or reprimand; call to account.
- to come to a halt; stop.
- Nautical. to change the course of (a sailing vessel) so as to sail closer to the wind.
- Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to come closer to the wind.
- Nautical. (of a vessel) to come to a halt.
Idioms about haul
- to brace (certain yards of a sailing vessel).
- (of the wind) to change in a clockwise direction.
Origin of haul
synonym study for haul
OTHER WORDS FROM haulre·haul, verbun·hauled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH haulhall, haul
Words nearby haul
How to use haul in a sentence
Lower tax hauls from sales and personal income alone, according to recent projections, could cost state governments anywhere from $106 billion to $125 billion in fiscal year 2021, which began on July 1 in 46 states.COVID-19 has another long-term side effect: A shrinking tax base|cleaf2013|August 31, 2020|Fortune
Meanwhile, Kyle Abbott, the Hampshire fast bowler who’s second on the county bowling charts in the same period, made history last September with a match haul of 17 wickets for 86 runs — the best figures returned by any bowler in more than 60 years.Guess Who’s Cheering for Brexit? South African Cricket|Charu Kasturi|August 12, 2020|Ozy
However, working from home when there are no other options and everyone is doing it is vastly different from working remotely for the long haul.
Long haul trucks spend the vast majority of their time on highways, and highways are simpler to navigate than city streets.
While this may mark the end of many long haul driver jobs, TuSimple and others argue there’s already a shortage of drivers that will only grow in the future.
Amazing how people can still haul this one out with a straight face.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Botala remembers that the rebels would pull into the island, loot what they could, and then take the haul back to Stanleyville.
For her part, Justice Ginsburg appears to be in for the long docket haul, no matter what they say.
But on an A380 or 787 Dreamliner flying long haul, you can be trapped, rigid, in that seat for half a day.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Probably for the best—Disney is known for getting into legal battles for the long haul.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No doubt he is,” replied Sam; “but how will you manage to haul him up and prove that he has been swindling the old woman?The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
But the artillerymen believed that it was impossible to construct a road to haul guns up to this height.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The guns often sank almost to the trunnions; many a time the infantry had to help elephants and bullocks to haul them out.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
A dead man came past their vessel; they lowered the boat, and proceeded to haul the clothes off the corpse.The Chequers|James Runciman
There was another road into the valley—a public road—but it was a fifteen-mile haul.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for haul
- in a future time
- over a lengthy period of time
Word Origin for haul
Other Idioms and Phrases with haul
In addition to the idioms beginning with haul
- haul off
- haul over the coals
- haul up
- long haul
- rake (haul) over the coals