One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sightView synonyms
- ‘Rather than hurrying to finish my last doodle, I carefully pack it away in my bag and, along with the rest of my gear, haul off to my locker.’
- 1.1 Withdraw a little in preparation for some action.‘he hauled off and smacked the kid’
- ‘He growled and I didn't hesitate this time to just haul off and smack him.’
- ‘Suddenly without warning, he hauls off and smacks her across the face.’
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