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 .
Example sentences from the Web for haul
Here he is describing the state of the body when it is hauled ashore: “Its humanity had been lost to the ravages of nature.”
We hauled them out immediately, regardless of his feelings.Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton|Darrell Hartman|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shawn sat up to say something, and he hauled off and backhanded her across the face.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the 2012 campaign, Obama hauled in over $20 million from the financial, insurance, and real estate industries.Jack Lew and the Obama Administration’s Finance-Friendly Status Quo|Lloyd Green|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The next night, they hauled the mattress out of their room and brought it outside to sleep on.We Survived the Triumph: Passengers Describe Their Doomed Carnival Cruise|Winston Ross, Eliza Shapiro, Sam Register|February 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With intense relief we saw Jack hauled on board over the stern; but papa was still in the water.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
"Me to," the Arizonian laughed easily, and he hauled up the line.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
Water had to be hauled for miles, and it was muddy and salty, at that.The Prairie Wife|Arthur Stringer
At a signal from the flag-ship the boats are hauled to the companion-ladders, and the men pour into them.
On landing, we hauled up the canoe, and then commenced collecting sticks for a fire.In the Wilds of Africa|W.H.G. Kingston
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