1 act of hauling
VERB + HAUL give sth
PREP. ~ on When I shout, give a haul on the rope.
2 distance to be travelled
ADJ. long, short the long haul back to Cape Town a short-haul passenger plane | final, last the final haul up the hill to the finishing line
PREP. ~ from, ~ to
3 of fish/stolen goods, etc.
ADJ. big, large, record The thieves got away with a record haul of £25 million. | arms, drugs
VERB + HAUL get, get away with The gang did not expect to get such a large haul.
HAUL + VERB be worth sth a haul worth £30,000
PREP. ~ of the biggest ever haul of illegal drugs