haul off and

Definition of haul off and

US, informal

  1. :  to suddenly do (something specified) —followed by a verb that expresses some kind of usually violent action She hauled off and punched him in the face.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause (something) to move by pulling or drawing :  to exert traction on

    :  to obtain or move by or as if by hauling

    :  to transport in a vehicle :  cart

  1. :  the act or process of hauling (see 1haul) :  pull

    :  a device for pulling or carting something :  a device for hauling

    :  the result of an effort to obtain, collect, or win

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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