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haul out

1. To drag or take something out, with the connotation that it is heavy or cumbersome. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "haul" and "out." Don't worry, I won't make you haul out every shoe in the store.
2. To relocate. What am I going to do if the company hauls out halfway across the country?
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He rolled to the lazarette aft the cabin and began hauling out the big mainsail.
Sea Otters may maximize their energy savings by hauling out of the water when the benefits outweigh the costs.
Even though the actual ice cover was low (1 -2%), the ice created thousands of potential resting platforms, and the walruses clearly preferred hauling out on the ice to hauling out on land.