1. To carry or transport something from place to place, especially that which is awkward, heavy, or burdensome. A noun or pronoun can be used between "haul" and "around." Why do you insist on hauling around that clunky old briefcase wherever you go? Would you please take that bag of clothes to the thrift store already? I'm tired of hauling it around in the trunk of the car.
2. To force someone to accompany one from place to place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "haul" and "around." I feel bad that I had to haul Tommy around town with me today while I ran my errands, but I didn't have anyone to look after him.
3. Of the wind, to change directions clockwise. The wind suddenly hauled around and sent us straight into the rocks.
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