haul down

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haul down

  1. (transitive) To violently cause to fall to the ground.
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darling, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, in BBC[1]:
      But the visitors' win was all but sealed when Diouf was hauled down by Tamas as he raced towards goal late on and the Romanian was duly sent off.