Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “haul”

haul

verb [T]  /hɔl/ us  

haul verb [T] (MOVE)

to pull something heavy or transport something over long distances: They use these trucks to haul freight. A person who is hauled somewhere is forced to go there: She was arrested, fingerprinted, and hauled before a judge. If you even mention my name in public, I’ll haul you right into court!

haul

noun  /hɔl/ us  

haul noun (DISTANCE)

[C usually sing] a distance over which something is transported: short-haul flights It’s a long haul to Minnesota.

haul noun (AMOUNT)

[C] an amount of something that was obtained illegally, esp. after it has been taken by the authorities: Police say it is the largest haul of stolen art in years.
(Definition of haul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of haul?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “haul” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More