schlep

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verb \ˈshlep\
variants: or

schlepp

or less commonly

or

shlepp

Definition of schlep

schlepped

also

shlepped

;

schlepping

also

shlepping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  drag, haul

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to proceed or move especially slowly, tediously, awkwardly, or carelessly

Examples of schlep in a Sentence

  1. We schlepped our luggage through the airport.

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Origin and Etymology of schlep

Yiddish shlepn, from Middle High German sleppen, from Middle Low German slēpen


SCHLEP Defined for English Language Learners

schlep

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verb

Definition of schlep for English Language Learners

  • : to carry or pull (something) with difficulty : to drag or haul (something)


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