haul off


hauled off; hauling off; hauls off

intransitive verb

: to get ready
used with and and a following verb describing a usually sudden and violent act
I hauled off and hit him

Examples of haul off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At which point Georgia hauls off and slugs Brackman. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Crews have been preparing for over a year by clearing vegetation away from the bases of giant sequoias, thinning and masticating smaller trees, hauling off large logs and reducing the amount of vegetation around a road that surrounds the burn area, Gerhart said. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Any country in the world would retaliate if its territory were invaded by land, sea and air and its citizens massacred at a concert or dragged out of their homes to be shot or hauled off as captives. Peter Baker, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2023 After Henry returns home, Nora dies, and Henry is implicated as a suspect and eventually hauled off to prison. Eric Francisco, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2023 Plans call for some 57,000 cubic yards of soil to be hauled off the site to create the building area, which will be partially enclosed by walls, developers’ representatives said. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2023 Advertisement The case would enrage the public with the release of gruesome video of a man hauling off her body, the emergence of dueling autopsies and accusations from Mexico City’s then-mayor that Carmona had covered up a femicide. Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2023 During the competition, for example, many robots broke down or got stuck and needed to be hauled off the course when the competition was over. Kurt Kleiner, Discover Magazine, 27 July 2023 Crews have begun hauling off mounds of debris, while engineers draw up plans for how to fortify the bluff in both the short and long term. Gabriel San Román, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haul off was in 1843

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“Haul off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haul%20off. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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