verb (used with object)
to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag:
They hauled the boat up onto the beach.
to cart or transport; carry:
He hauled freight.
to cause to descend; lower (often followed by down):
to haul down the flag.
to arrest or bring before a magistrate or other authority (often followed by before, in, to, into, etc.):
He was hauled before the judge.
verb (used without object)
to pull or tug.
to go or come to a place, especially with effort:
After roistering about the streets, they finally hauled into the tavern.
to do carting or transport, or move freight commercially.
to sail, as in a particular direction.
to draw or pull a vessel up on land, as for repairs or storage.
(of the wind) to shift to a direction closer to the heading of a vessel (opposed to veer).
(of the wind) to change direction, shift, or veer (often followed by round or to).
an act or instance of hauling; a strong pull or tug.
something that is hauled.
the load hauled at one time; quantity carried or transported.
the distance or route over which anything is hauled.
the quantity of fish taken at one draft of the net.
the draft of a fishing net.
the place where a seine is hauled.
the act of taking or acquiring something.
something that is taken or acquired:
The thieves’ haul included several valuable paintings.
Nautical. to change a ship’s course so as to get farther off from an object.
to withdraw; leave.
Informal. to draw back the arm in order to strike; prepare to deal a blow:
He hauled off and struck the insolent lieutenant a blow to the chin.
to bring before a superior for judgment or reprimand; call to account.
to come to a halt; stop.
Nautical. to change the course of (a sailing vessel) so as to sail closer to the wind.
Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to come closer to the wind.
Nautical. (of a vessel) to come to a halt.
haul around, Nautical.
to brace (certain yards of a sailing vessel).
(of the wind) to change in a clockwise direction.
haul in with, Nautical. to approach.
haul / shag ass, Slang: Vulgar. to get a move on; hurry.
a relatively great period of time:
In the long haul, he’ll regret having been a school dropout.
a relatively great distance:
It’s a long haul from Maine to Texas.
Nautical. the drawing up on shore of a vessel for a relatively long period of time, as for winter storage or longer.
a relatively small period of time:
For the short haul, he’ll be able to get by on what he earns.
a relatively little distance:
The axle wouldn’t break for just a short haul.
Nautical. the drawing up on shore of a vessel for a relatively short period, as for repairs or painting.
verb (used with object), shagged, shagging.
to chase or follow after; pursue.
to go after and bring back; fetch.
Baseball. to retrieve and throw back (fly balls) in batting practice.
shag ass, Slang: Vulgar. to depart, especially hurriedly; get going.
to drag or draw (something) with effort
(transitive) to transport, as in a lorry
(nautical) to alter the course of (a vessel), esp so as to sail closer to the wind
(transitive) (nautical) to draw or hoist (a vessel) out of the water onto land or a dock for repair, storage, etc
(intransitive) (nautical) (of the wind) to blow from a direction nearer the bow Compare veer1 (sense 3b)
(intransitive) to change one’s opinion or action
the act of dragging with effort
(esp of fish) the amount caught at a single time
something that is hauled
the goods obtained from a robbery
a distance of hauling: a three-mile haul
the amount of a contraband seizure: arms haul, drugs haul
in the long haul, over the long haul
in a future time
over a lengthy period of time
a matted tangle, esp of hair, wool, etc
a napped fabric, usually a rough wool
shredded coarse tobacco
verb shags, shagging, shagged
(transitive) to make shaggy
a cormorant, esp the green cormorant (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
(Austral, slang) like a shag on a rock, abandoned and alone
verb shags, shagging, shagged
to have sexual intercourse with (a person)
(transitive) often foll by out; usually passive. to exhaust; tire
an act of sexual intercourse
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adjective (Brit, slang) 1. sexually attractive
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adjective, shaggier, shaggiest. 1. covered with or having long, rough hair. 2. untidy; unkempt: a shaggy person. 3. rough and matted; forming a bushy mass, as the hair or mane. 4. having a rough nap, as cloth. 5. characterized by sloppy planning or execution: a shaggy production of Macbeth. adjective -gier, -giest 1. having or […]