(tr) informal to call to account or criticize
nautical to sail (a vessel) closer to the wind
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Idioms and Phrases with haul up
Come to a halt, stop, as in We hauled up in front of the hotel.
Bring someone before a superior or other authority, call someone to account. For example, This was the third time he'd been hauled up before the judge. [Mid-1800s]
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