haul off and

haul off and
haul off and
US informal : to suddenly do (something specified)
— followed by a verb that expresses some kind of usually violent action

She hauled off and punched him in the face.

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Main Entry:haul

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — {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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — haul1 [ho:l US ho:l] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: haler to pull ] 1.) to pull something heavy with a continuous steady movement haul sth off/onto/out of etc sth ▪ She hauled her backpack onto her back. ▪ the steam locomotive which… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • haul — 1 verb 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) to pull something heavy with a continuous, steady movement: haul sth along/in/across etc: The fishermen were hauling in their nets. 2 haul sb over the coals to speak to someone angrily and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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