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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)
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