Definition of haul off in US English:

haul off

phrasal verb

North American
  • 1Leave; depart.

    • ‘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.’
    go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sight
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    1. 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.’