Adjective "haul" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of a person) pull or drag with effort or force.
  1. no object, with adverbial 'she hauled on the reins'
  2. 'The worker hauls the animal out of the water and tosses it with a dull thud into a rotating drum like a table-top spin-dryer to remove the animal's coat.'
  3. 'Not to be deterred, the kids were hauling their sleds up the 3m high slope by Victoria Road Bridge, and sledding down the wet grass.'
  4. 'They were both quiet as they hauled the luggage out into the spacious living room, and deposited it all next to the front door.'
  5. 'Jessica hauled Frankie outside and immediately started in on her.'
  6. 'If they heard a dog bark, they'd haul it out and shoot it.'
  7. 'Upstairs in the offices above the injecting room, Nurse Andy hauls a suitcase out of the cupboard, heaves it onto the table, and opens it up.'
  8. 'I've admired the fallen trees this morning, and the broken branches, and I've hauled many of them off the paths.'
  9. 'The pair will each haul more than 100 kg in food, fuel and equipment from Ammassalik on the east coast to Sondre Strmfjord, 535 km to the west.'
  10. 'Then every soldier hauled his own gear inside the crafts.'
  11. 'The friendly owner hauls water up on his back every day from the clear mountain stream.'
  12. 'Steadily he pulled himself across, by the time he hauled himself up, onto the bank he was exhausted.'
  13. 'One man hauls himself along on a three-wheeled skateboard, propelling himself with his one leg as his opposite hand uses a flat, iron contraption as a cane.'
  14. 'He hauled himself up through a river of freezing mud, finally pulling his abused body onto level ground.'
  15. 'You'll probably also recall that a few years ago, an American millionaire was hauled before the local courts on charges relating to the possession of cannabis.'
  16. 'Know the state's nursing law and follow regulations before you are hauled before the board on a licensure issue.'
  17. 'Who should foot the legal bill when company directors are hauled before the courts?'
  18. 'In April 1929 ‘she was hauled before the customs office charged with being a prohibited immigrant’.'
  19. 'Today he was hauled before immigration authorities in Dili.'
  20. 'She was hauled before the Star Chamber and the houses ordered demolished.'
  21. 'A top Navy Officer was hauled before a court martial yesterday after a laptop packed with military secrets was nicked from his car.'
  22. 'He began his 18 months sentence for dangerous driving after he was eventually hauled before the courts again.'
  23. 'Yet some band members were hauled before the courts on firearm offences and making threats to kill.'
  24. 'He was hauled before Manchester magistrates who read our story in open court.'
(of a vehicle) pull (an attached trailer or carriage) behind it.
  1. 'My first streetcar trip had one other close call, a sport-utility vehicle hauling a trailer that made a U-turn right in front of us.'
  2. 'A truck hauling two trailers - with a total length measuring 22 metres - was travelling from Umtata when the driver is believed to have lost control.'
  3. 'Police reported that the truck hauling two trailers - with a length measuring 22m - was travelling from Umtata when the driver was believed to have lost control.'
  4. 'The whole theme was accented by stuffed toy poodles carried by models on the catwalk, who held them as lovingly as yesterday's trash being hauled to the bin.'
  5. 'Goran Rakonjac, for instance, uses horse-drawn farm carts on back roads to haul the soft white cheese from his family farm in Serbia to market 15 miles away in Montenegro.'
  6. 'Hedge got a job hauling coal for Sam Dean, who had a little mine near Sand Coulee.'
  7. 'He had trained as an apprentice engineer at Dan Mitchells, later working as a lorry driver for Tunnicliffe's at Silsden, hauling timber.'
  8. 'I haul coal, silica, gravel, grain - anything that will go into a dump.'
  9. 'This means that the farmer is having to haul his own stock or arrange transport.'
  10. 'If that was the case, then people who don't haul things on a regular basis wouldn't buy pickup trucks, and there is probably no good reason why anyone needs a Jaguar of any type.'
  11. 'Who was he trying to impress, the Broward County Department of Sanitation workers who haul his trash away?'
  12. 'In between, we hauled freight, carried troops and VIPs, and served as a hospital ship with wounded and nurses aboard.'
  13. 'Meanwhile, the smaller compact track loader hauled the spoil to dump trucks and brought in the rock.'
(especially of a sailing ship) make an abrupt change of course.
  1. 'The ship hauled away from the dock and proceeded to Mare Island, California, in accordance with the orders of the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Squadron.'
  2. 'As the ship hauled out into the stream, her bow was swung by the tide downward, and her helm was put to the starboard.'


A quantity of something that has been stolen or is possessed illegally.
  1. 'Burglars made off with a haul of antiques worth thousands of pounds in two raids in Broad Town.'
  2. 'Forensic experts were today combing through more than 100 items from a Skipton house where robbers escaped with a haul of thousands of pounds in cash and gems.'
  3. 'Armed robbers escaped with a haul of cash after threatening the owner of a Bradford newsagent's at gunpoint.'
  4. 'GARDAÍ have seized more than €200,000 worth of illegal drugs in two hauls in counties Clare and Meath.'
  5. 'Photographs of valuable rings, earrings and pendants - part of a huge haul stolen from her Buckinghamshire home - were issued in the hope of tracking the items down.'
  6. 'This latest haul brings the total amount of drugs seized in the Limerick region over the last two years to €4 million.'
  7. 'I later heard on the radio of a large haul of confiscated illegal nets and spearguns being burnt as a warning to transgressors.'
  8. 'The spokesperson said the recording industry called the haul the largest CD manufacturing seizure in the US.'
  9. 'The haul, stolen from a house in Rodbourne, also included army vehicles.'
  10. 'Saturday's haul is also connected with a major operation in Britain last weekend, which netted seven kilos of heroin and led to over 15 arrests.'
  11. 'he landed a record pike haul'
  12. 'Sure, if I so choose I could reel in a nice haul of little fish but if I wait things out just that little bit longer, I know a nice big juicy fish is going to come my way.'
  13. 'Here's the rub - hauls of fish have declined sharply since the 1970s but total workforce numbers have not.'
  14. 'Their haul accounts for nearly 28 percent of the country's fish exports, Kee said.'
  15. 'Then one year the fishermen began to notice a change in their daily haul.'
  16. 'The seas around West Kerry have been throwing up some very unusual species of fish in recent days and the latest haul included three white albinos which were hooked by Irish fishermen.'
  17. 'Reservoir trouters will have no problems at all, but short range stream fishers would do well to spend a few hours on the lawn, perfecting their double haul.'
  18. 'Long after some fish stocks sank below their maximally productive sizes, fisheries' hauls continued to rise, says Pauly.'
  19. 'Under EU rules, trawlers which fish for so-called industrial species are permitted to catch up to 5% of white fish as part of their haul.'
  20. 'The people of Manus Island in Papua New Guinea traditionally catch large hauls of tuna in October.'
  21. 'The Harrogate Angling Supplies-backed star won yet again with a fine haul of 72 lb 6oz.'
  22. 'Eight bowlers had seven wicket returns during the month and there were a total of 23 six-wicket hauls recorded.'
  23. 'Her gold medal was a sixth for Japan in Athens, a record haul for a single Games for one country in judo.'
  24. 'Brailsford said ‘two or three medals’ would be a satisfactory haul in Athens.'
  25. 'Lions centre Matt Nanyn was the chief benefactor from the 14-try rout as three tries and nine goals gave him a haul of 30 points to equal the club record for points in a match.'
  26. 'Walsh, 38, the only fit fast bowler in the West Indian team following an injury to Mervyn Dillon, took his world record haul of Test wickets to 513.'
  27. 'Prinz's goal haul was also a record for most goals scored by one player in a women's match at the Olympics.'
  28. 'Thirsk's bowling star, Barry Petty, recorded his 28th haul of five or more wickets in the premier league when he captured 5-73.'
  29. 'For the record, among diverse contributions, Blackadder topped Edinburgh's tackle count with a personal haul of 20.'
  30. 'Castlecomer Basketball Club can reflect with great pride on an excellent season that saw the club take a record haul of nine trophies.'
  31. 'The medal haul was completed by Naomi Boynton, 11, also in the 200m butterfly.'
  32. 'I'm really pleased with my haul as I think I got some great bargains'
  33. 'My haul: a long sleeved thermal shirt (for the 4 days a year it gets a little chilly in Miami), 2 T shirts and about 20 pair of socks, $18.'
  34. 'This, plus a couple dresses, was my haul for the morning.'
  35. 'Who among us hasn't come back from a shopping excursion, looked over the just-purchased haul, and wondered, What was I thinking?'
A distance to be covered in a journey.
  1. 'What we have to do, is improve the railroads, to take the pressure off the air transport system, so short-haul, inter-city hauls, should be done by rail, not by air.'
  2. 'Often the transport cost of English timber equaled the value of the wood itself, and twenty miles was considered the maximum profitable overland haul.'
  3. 'It's a long haul from Vegas to Seattle.'

More definitions

1. to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag: They hauled the boat up onto the beach.

2. to cart or transport; carry: He hauled freight.

3. to cause to descend; lower (often followed by down): to haul down the flag.

4. to arrest or bring before a magistrate or other authority (often followed by before, in, to, into, etc.): He was hauled before the judge. verb (used without object)

5. to pull or tug.

6. to go or come to a place, especially with eff

More examples(as adjective)

"band trundleds can be haul to stations."

"band trundleds can be haul."


Mid 16th century (originally in the nautical sense ‘trim sails for sailing closer to the wind’): variant of hale.


haul off
haul out