Please consider the below excerpt.
'How long is your break?' I shouted. A group of labourers sat under the banyan tree near the main campus building. 'It's two-thirty, lunch ended an hour ago'
The workers tightened their turbans. They picked up their brushes and moved to the classrooms, I remained under the banyan tree, exhausted by my daily ritual of _______ up the men every two hours.
I need some help to figure it out correct word to fill the blank among the below set of words. I am giving words along with their meanings those I have found in Oxford English Dictionary. How different word changes if I use one instead another?
haul = (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force.
Drag = pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficult.