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haul

Pronunciation: /hɔːl/

Translation of haul in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (drag) the fishermen hauled in their nets los pescadores cobraron or recogieron las redes a tractor hauled the car out of the ditch un tractor sacó el coche de la cuneta they hauled up/down the sail izaron/arriaron la vela he was hauled along to all the parties by his wife su mujer lo arrastraba a todas las fiestas she was hauled out of bed at midnight la sacaron de la cama a medianoche 1.2 [Transport/Transporte] transportar
    Example sentences
    • My first streetcar trip had one other close call, a sport-utility vehicle hauling a trailer that made a U-turn right in front of us.
    • Police reported that the truck hauling two trailers - with a length measuring 22m - was travelling from Umtata when the driver was believed to have lost control.
    • A truck hauling two trailers - with a total length measuring 22 metres - was travelling from Umtata when the driver is believed to have lost control.
    Example sentences
    • Carnegie needs at least five dump trucks to haul trash to the Imperial landfill.
    • As the construction of the huge vessel approached completion, transport firms hauled the mountains of food to the site.
    • They are usually used to haul heavy loads or carry cargoes.
    1.3 [Nautical/Náutica] halar, cobrar
    Example sentences
    • The waters of the Nile slipped beneath the hull and the boat hauled for the western shore.
    • The ship hauled away from the dock and proceeded to Mare Island, California, in accordance with the orders of the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Squadron.
    • As the ship hauled out into the stream, her bow was swung by the tide downward, and her helm was put to the starboard.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

noun/nombre

Phrasal verbs

haul off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[colloquial/familiar] armarse de valor

haul up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (summon) I was hauled up before the court me llevaron a juicio she was hauled up before her boss tuvo que ir a rendirle cuentas al jefe he was hauled up on a fraud charge le entablaron juicio por fraude 1.2 (reprimand) (British English/inglés británico) llamarle la atención a I hauled him up about his manners a few times le llamé varias veces la atención sobre sus modales

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