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verb [transitive] haul pronunciation in American English /hɔl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhaul
he/she/ithauls
present participlehauling
past tensehauled
past participlehauled
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  1. 1
    to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a lot of effort

    Rescue workers attached the men to ropes before hauling them to safety.

    haul someone/something to/up/into etc.:

    I hauled my luggage to the nearest hotel.

    1. b.
      to move goods from one place to another
  2. 2
    to change someone’s position by pulling them
    haul someone up/into/to etc.:

    He grasped Judy’s arm and hauled her to her feet.

    1. a.
      to move somewhere using a lot of effort, especially by pulling
      haul yourself up/into/onto etc.:

      I hauled myself up into the attic and looked around.

  3. 3
    informal to make someone appear before a court or other authority because they are accused of doing something wrong
    haul before:

    He was hauled before the board of directors.

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