haul-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: pull or draw with force

Commentary: Includes: HAUL IN, HAUL UP

Locomotive No. 1 hauled the first passenger train in New South Wales in 1855.
The army used hundreds of horses to haul the army wagons.
Joe hauled the barge back by the rope and paddled to the bank.
Democrats continue to haul in the cash.
Once the net is hauled in, the catch is dumped on the deck.
Her friends promptly hauled her to her feet.
The firemen hauled him to safety just as he lost consciousness.
The major players were hauled up in front of a Treasury select committee.

VerbNet: carry-11.4
FrameNet: Cause_motion
PropBank: haul.01,haul.02,haul.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: transport in a vehicle from one place to another

Commentary: Includes: HAUL AWAY, HAUL IN, HAUL OFF, HAUL UP
NOTE: Choose this sense only if a vehicle is mentioned or strongly implied.

Please haul the manure to the field next to the hog lot.
Two flatbeds were used to haul the bales of hay.
Mary was required every day to haul up the logs to the sawmill.
The Ford Explorer: large enough to haul the kids to soccer.
I will haul away your old computers.

VerbNet: carry-11.4
FrameNet: Bringing
PropBank: haul.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
haul_away 1
haul_off 1

Sense Number 3: come to a halt after driving somewhere

Commentary: Includes: HAUL UP
NOTE: No attested examples.


VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
haul_up 1