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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhaul in
he/she/ithauls in
present participlehauling in
past tensehauled in
past participlehauled in
  1. 1
    to earn a lot of money

    Their new business venture managed to haul in over £4 million in its first year.

  2. 2
    British same as haul
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