To haul around
Haul Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. --Cook. [1913 Webster]

2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked. [1913 Webster]

{To haul around} (Naut.), to shift to any point of the compass; -- said of the wind.

{To haul off} (Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back. [1913 Webster]


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  • To haul off — Haul Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haul — Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — haul1 [ hɔl ] verb transitive * 1. ) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a lot of effort: DRAG: Rescue workers attached the men to ropes before hauling them to safety. haul something/someone to/up/into etc.: I hauled… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • haul — /hawl/, v.t. 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 fol. by down): to haul down the flag. 4. to arrest… …   Universalium

  • haul — 01. We had to get a tow truck to [haul] our car out of the ditch. 02. They had to pay $50 to have all the old wood and bricks [hauled] to the dump. 03. The teenager was [hauled] into the office for swearing at his teacher. 04. The juvenile… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • To round in — Round Round, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rounding}.] 1. To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything. [1913 Webster] Worms with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — I UK [hɔːl] / US [hɔl] verb [transitive] Word forms haul : present tense I/you/we/they haul he/she/it hauls present participle hauling past tense hauled past participle hauled * 1) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a …   English dictionary

  • haul ass — phrasal slang : to move quickly * * * I haul (or drag or tear) ass hurry or move fast I just turn around and haul ass right out of there II informal move or leave fast * * * haul ass …   Useful english dictionary

  • haul seine — noun : a long net for commercial fishing one end of which is usually attached to the land and the other run around a school of fish which are then drawn ashore …   Useful english dictionary

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