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haul

haul

 
pronunciation:
hawl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
to haul off, the short haul, the long haul
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hauled, hauling, hauls
definition 1: to pull or draw forcibly; drag or tug.
We hauled the broken washing machine down to the street.
synonyms:
drag, draw, pull
similar words:
cart, hale, heave, lug, tow, tug
definition 2: to transport in a vehicle; carry.
He hauls freight for a living.
 
synonyms:
ship, transport
similar words:
carry, cart, move, pack, truck
definition 3: to force by legal authority.
The sheriff hauled the horse thieves into court.
similar words:
drag
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to pull or tug with force.
synonyms:
tug
similar words:
pull
definition 2: to transport goods.
similar words:
carry
definition 3: to reach a place, esp. with effort (usu. fol. by into).
We hauled into port after a stormy voyage.
similar words:
pull
phrase: to haul off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of pulling or tugging.
When I give the signal, give the rope a strong haul.
synonyms:
pull, tug
definition 2: an act or instance of transporting in a vehicle, or the distance something is transported.
We rented a truck for the haul of the furniture.It's only a short haul across town, so we'll be there soon with the equipment.
 
similar words:
distance, transport, trip
definition 3: (informal) a single act of acquisition, or the amount acquired in such an act.
The burglars had plenty of time and they made quite a haul.
 
synonyms:
catch, take
similar words:
booty, loot, net, plunder, swag, taking, yield
phrase: the short haul
phrase: the long haul
Homophone Note
The words haul and hall (a walkway) sound alike but have different meanings.
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