To haul is to move or take something, usually big and heavy, and put it somewhere else. If you've ever moved to a new house, then you know that having to haul all your stuff there can really take the joy out of moving into a new place.

You'll want to reserve haul for situations in which carrying something takes a lot of effort and ain't a lot of fun. You don't haul a sack of feathers, for example. You haul a bag of boulders, or a box of books. Haul is usually a verb, but you can also use it as a noun, when you're talking about lot of something that you caught or won. We went digging for clams—look at our haul! After winning at blackjack, take your haul and hit the road. Don't risk losing it all on roulette.

Definitions of haul
  1. verb
    draw slowly or heavily
    haul stones”
    haul nets”
    synonyms: cart, drag, hale
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    bouse, bowse
    haul with a tackle
    type of:
    draw, force, pull
    cause to move by pulling
  2. verb
    transport in a vehicle
    haul stones from the quarry in a truck”
    haul vegetables to the market”
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    haul by railroad car
    haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars
    type of:
    carry, transport
    move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
  3. noun
    the act of drawing or hauling something
    “the haul up the hill went very slowly”
    synonyms: draw, haulage
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    tow, towage
    the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope
    type of:
    pull, pulling
    the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
  4. noun
    the quantity that was caught
    synonyms: catch
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    type of:
    indefinite quantity
    an estimated quantity
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