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American English: /hɔl/
British English: /hɔːl/

Translation of haul in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 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
  • 2 (Transport)
    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.
  • 3 (Nautical)
    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

  • 1 (pull)to haul (at/on something)
    jalar (de algo) (Latin America exc Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • By the end of this cycle I wind up with bins the Terminator would have trouble dragging down the driveway, but I dutifully haul them out in front of the wall and up onto the curb.
    • We all hauled the bikes to the top of Mud Hill, mounted up, and raced for the bottom, the first past the tree being the winner.
    • Upstairs in the offices above the injecting room, Nurse Andy hauls a suitcase out of the cupboard, heaves it onto the table, and opens it up.
  • 2 (Nautical)
    soplar por la amura


  • 1 1.1 (distance) (Transport) a long haul
    (to success, victory) un camino largo y difícil
    (lit: long journey) un trayecto largo
    in o over the long/short haul (American English)
    a largo/corto plazo
    Example sentences
    • It was a long distance haul, not like a sprint, which is what we will be doing when we compete with our dogs in the Savoie Alps in January.
    • What we have to do, is improve the railroads, to take the pressure off the air transport system, so short-haul, inter-city hauls, should be done by rail, not by air.
    • Afterwards he loses his sight and from that day is plagued with hallucinations seeded with guilt and shame, the unspoken sense that his condition is a judgment, and his career a long, redemptive haul.
    1.2 (pull)
    jalón (masculine) (Latin America exc Southern Cone)
  • 2 (catch)
    (of stolen goods) botín (masculine)
    she got a good haul of bargains/medals
    consiguió unas cuantas gangas/medallas
    Example sentences
    • Officers were also criticised for not fully recording details of the weight or quantity of drug hauls or why they thought suspects possessed it.
    • Thieves stole a huge haul of guitars and other instruments worth up to £6,000 from a Westcliff music store.
    • GARDAÍ have seized more than €200,000 worth of illegal drugs in two hauls in counties Clare and Meath.
    Example sentences
    • These were huge fishing craft capable of picking up a thousand tonnes of fish in a single haul.
    • Prawn vessels continued to catch fairly large hauls of prawns.
    • But Mormon use of advanced methods to net large hauls of fish for pickling and shipment elsewhere had impoverished the Utes and made them resentful and ready for war.

Phrasal verbs

haul off

verb + adverb (American English)

haul up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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
2 (reprimand) (British English)
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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