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English definition of “haul”

haul

noun [C] (PERIOD OF TIME)    /hɔːl/ US  /hɑːl/
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.Journeys long-haul flight/short-haul flight a long/short journey by airTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air
(Definition of haul noun (PERIOD OF TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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