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Definition of "haul" []

  • To pull or drag forcibly; tug. See Synonyms at pull. (verb-transitive)
  • To transport, as with a truck or cart. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To compel to go, especially for trial: "hauled the huge companies into court” ( Peter Matthiessen). (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To change the course of (a ship), especially in order to sail closer into the wind. (verb-transitive)
  • To pull; tug. (verb-intransitive)
  • To drag or draw (something) with effort (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To transport, as in a lorry (verb)
  • To alter the course of (a vessel), esp so as to sail closer to the wind (verb)
  • To draw or hoist (a vessel) out of the water onto land or a dock for repair, storage, etc (verb)
  • (of the wind) to blow from a direction nearer the bow (verb)
  • To change one's opinion or action (verb)
  • The act of dragging with effort (noun)
  • (esp of fish) the amount caught at a single time (noun)
  • Something that is hauled (noun)
  • The goods obtained from a robbery (noun)
  • A distance of hauling (noun)
  • The amount of a contraband seizure (noun)
  • A quantity of goods, awards, currency, etc earned, purchased, or otherwise received (noun)

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Use "haul" in a sentence
  • "Boston Celtics on Tuesday morning, saying the sole reason he came to Boston was to try to add to his title haul and is willing to play any role Doc Rivers envisions for him."
  • "United captured their 18th league crown to equal Liverpool's record and Torres now fears their arch-rivals will increase their title haul unless Benitez signs someone with the genius of Rooney."
  • "Maybe some of us just don't want to accept that the mancs will equal our title haul this season."