Nearby words

  1. haughey,
  2. haught,
  3. haughtiness,
  4. haughty,
  5. hauhau,
  6. haul off,
  7. haul over the coals,
  8. haul up,
  9. haulage,
  10. haulageway

Idioms

Origin of haul

1550–60; earlier hall, variant of hale2

Related formsre·haul, verbun·hauled, adjective

Can be confusedhall haul

Synonym study

1. See draw.

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British Dictionary definitions for haul

haul

/ (hɔːl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for haul

C16: from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see hale ²

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Word Origin and History for haul
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Idioms and Phrases with haul

haul

In addition to the idioms beginning with haul

  • haul off
  • haul over the coals
  • haul up

also see:

  • long haul
  • rake (haul) over the coals
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