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haul

  

      vb  
1    to drag or draw (something) with effort  
2    tr   to transport, as in a lorry  
3      (Nautical)   to alter the course of (a vessel), esp. so as to sail closer to the wind  
4    tr     (Nautical)   to draw or hoist (a vessel) out of the water onto land or a dock for repair, storage, etc.  
5    intr     (Nautical)   (of the wind) to blow from a direction nearer the bow  
   Compare       veer   1       3b  
6    intr   to change one's opinion or action  
      n  
7    the act of dragging with effort  
8    (esp. of fish) the amount caught at a single time  
9    something that is hauled  
10    the goods obtained from a robbery  
11    a distance of hauling  
a three-mile haul     
12    the amount of a contraband seizure  
arms haul, drugs haul     
13    in (or over) the long haul  
a    in a future time  
b    over a lengthy period of time  
     (C16: from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see hale2)  


haul off  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    foll by: and     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to draw back in preparation (esp. to strike or fight)  
I hauled off and slugged him     
2      (Nautical)   to alter the course of a vessel so as to avoid an obstruction, shallow waters, etc.  
haul up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr  
Informal   to call to account or criticize  
2      (Nautical)   to sail (a vessel) closer to the wind  
long haul  
      n  
1    a journey over a long distance, esp. one involving the transport of goods  
2    a lengthy job  
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haul

  

      vb  
1    drag, draw, hale, heave, lug, pull, tow, trail, tug  
2    carry, cart, convey, hump     (Brit. slang)   move, transport  
      n  
3    drag, heave, pull, tug  
4    booty, catch, find, gain, harvest, loot, spoils, takings, yield  

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