Meaning of “haul sb up” in the English Dictionary

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"haul sb up" in British English

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haul sb up

phrasal verb with haul uk /hɔːl/ us /hɑːl/ verb [ T ]

to force someone to go somewhere or see someone in order to be punished or to answer questions about their behaviour:

He was hauled up in court/in front of a judge.

(Definition of “haul sb up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)