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verb [transitive] haul pronunciation in American English /hɔl/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehauling
past tensehauled
past participlehauled
  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.
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  2. 2
    to change someones position by pulling them
    haul someone up/into/to etc.: He grasped Judy’s arm and hauled her to her feet.
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    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.
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  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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