Idioms for haul

Origin of haul

1550–60; earlier hall, variant of hale2

OTHER WORDS FROM haul

re·haul, verbun·hauled, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH haul

hall haul

synonym study for haul

1. See draw.
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British Dictionary definitions for haul up (1 of 2)

haul up

verb (adverb)

(tr) informal to call to account or criticize
nautical to sail (a vessel) closer to the wind

British Dictionary definitions for haul up (2 of 2)

haul
/ (hɔːl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for haul

C16: from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see hale ²
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Idioms and Phrases with haul up (1 of 2)

haul up

1

Come to a halt, stop, as in We hauled up in front of the hotel.

2

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]

Idioms and Phrases with haul up (2 of 2)

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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