verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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.
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Idioms for haul
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
Example sentences from the Web for haul
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.TuSimple’s Robot Big Rigs Will Automate Freight Coast to Coast|Jason Dorrier|July 5, 2020|Singularity Hub
Botala remembers that the rebels would pull into the island, loot what they could, and then take the haul back to Stanleyville.
Only a mere $15,000 in cash from the haul was never recovered.
He fell short, taking in less than half that amount, but his haul was enough to scare his primary opponent, Trey Grayson.
Tellingly, both still trail the haul stacked up by The LEGO Movie back in February.
So, I haul off and belt him, two or three times, with my fist.
How much weight a team of eight good dogs can haul depends upon the character of the country and the condition of the snow or ice.Packing and Portaging|Dillon Wallace
Secure the yard by the iron trusses, and haul taut lifts and braces.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana
The stranger, now clearly visible from the deck, was after a time seen to haul to the wind.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
Shell trim with the staysail, if we haul another reef down, he said.The Protector|Harold Bindloss
Every evening the travellers must find a beach or shelf where they could haul up for the night.Overland|John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for haul
- in a future time
- over a lengthy period of time
Word Origin for haul
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