WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
schlep or shlep /ʃlɛp/USA pronunciation   v., schlepped or shlepped, schlep•ping or shlep•ping, n. [Slang.]

v. 
  • Slang Terms[+ object] to carry with great effort;
    lug:I don't want you to schlep that heavy suitcase.
  • Slang Terms[no object] to move slowly or with too much care.

  • n. [countable]
  • Slang Termsone who is slow or awkward.
  • an annoyingly awkward or slow journey:That's too big a schlep, going all the way downtown.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    schlep  (shlep), 
    v., schlepped, schlep•ping, n. [Slang.]

    v.t. 
  • Slang Termsto carry;
    lug:to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.

  • v.i. 
  • Slang Termsto move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously:We schlepped from store to store all day.

  • n. 
  • Slang TermsAlso,schlepper. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward;
    drag. Also,schlepp, shlep, shlepp. 
  • [1920–25;
    Yiddish shlepn to pull, drag, (intrans.) trudge MHG dial. sleppen MLG, MD slēpen;
    c. MHG, OHG sleifen (G schleifen);
    akin to slip1, slippery]


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