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English definition of “haul”

haul

verb [T] uk   /hɔːl/ us    /hɑːl/
C2 to pull something heavy slowly and with difficulty: They hauled the boat out of the water. She hauled herself up into the tree.
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Phrasal verbs

haul

noun [C] uk   /hɔːl/ us    /hɑːl/

haul noun [C] (AMOUNT)

C2 a usually large amount of something that has been stolen or is illegal: a haul of arms/drugs

haul noun [C] (FISH)

the amount of fish caught: Fishermen have been complaining of poor hauls all year.

haul noun [C] (PERIOD OF TIME)

a journey, often a difficult one, or a period of effort: From there it was a long haul/only a short haul (= long and difficult/short and easy journey) back to our camp. It was a long haul (= it took a long time and was difficult), but the alterations to the house are finished at last. long-haul flight/short-haul flight a long/short journey by air
(Definition of haul from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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