To haul off


To haul off
Haul Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. --Cook. [1913 Webster]

2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked. [1913 Webster]

{To haul around} (Naut.), to shift to any point of the compass; -- said of the wind.

{To haul off} (Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back. [1913 Webster]


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  • haul off — verb take away by means of a vehicle They carted off the old furniture • Syn: ↑cart off, ↑cart away, ↑haul away • Hypernyms: ↑take away, ↑take out • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • haul off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms haul off : present tense I/you/we/they haul off he/she/it hauls off present participle hauling off past tense hauled off past participle hauled off to take someone away to a place they do not want to go Most… …   English dictionary

  • haul off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. take, cart off, truck off, drag off, appropriate; see remove 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • haul off — N. Amer. informal leave. → haul …   English new terms dictionary

  • haul off — {v.} To move suddenly. Used with and usually before a verb like hit or kick . * /Ed hauled off and hit the other boy in the nose./ * /Lee hauled off and threw a touchdown pass./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul off — {v.} To move suddenly. Used with and usually before a verb like hit or kick . * /Ed hauled off and hit the other boy in the nose./ * /Lee hauled off and threw a touchdown pass./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul\ off — v To move suddenly. Used with and usually before a verb like hit or kick . Ed hauled off and hit the other boy in the nose. Lee hauled off and threw a touchdown pass …   Словарь американских идиом

  • haul off — intransitive verb Date: 1843 to get ready used with and and a following verb describing a usually sudden and violent act < I hauled off and hit him > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haul off — verb a) To alter course so as to get farther away from an object. He just hauled off and socked him in the jaw. b) To leave …   Wiktionary

  • haul off — vb American to get ready to strike someone or to launch an attack. The term may be used literally (of leaning back before aiming a blow) or figuratively …   Contemporary slang