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1. To force someone or something upward or upright; to lift someone or something up. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "haul" and "up." Dad hauled him up out of the water. He hauled the mirror up so that it rested against the wall.
2. To stop moving or take a break. This town looks nice enough—let's haul up here for the night and get back on the road in the morning.
3. To confront or question one about one's wrongdoings. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "haul" and "up." The police hauled Pete up on some bogus charge again.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
haul something up (from something)
to drag or pull something up from below. Jeff hauled the bucket up from the bottom of the well. He hauled up the bucket.
haul up (somewhere)and pull up (somewhere)
to stop somewhere; to come to rest somewhere. The car hauled up in front of the house. My hat blew away just as the bus pulled up to the stop.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Come to a halt, stop, as in We hauled up in front of the hotel.
2. Bring someone before a superior or other authority, call someone to account. For example, This was the third time he'd been hauled up before the judge. [Mid-1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To pull or hoist something up from below: The workers hauled the crates up with a pulley. The mail carrier hauled up the mailbag to the second floor.
2. Slang To come to a halt: We hauled up at their front door.
3. Slang To force someone to appear in a court of law or before some other authority: The prosecutor hauled up the CEO on charges of fraud. They hauled her up on charges that would be difficult to prove. He was hauled up on a larceny charge.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.