Schlep meaning

shlĕp
(informal) To carry, drag, or lug.

I'm exhausted after schlepping those packages around all day.

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Schlep is defined as to drag, carry or go with a lot of effort needed.

An example of schlep is to lug a heavy piece of furniture up the stairs.

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To carry clumsily or with difficulty; lug.

Schlepped a shopping bag around town.

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An arduous journey.
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To carry, take, haul, drag, etc.
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To go or move with effort; drag oneself.
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(informal) A long or burdensome journey.

Sure you can go across town to get that, but it'd be a schlep.

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The definition of a schlep is an unproductive person.

An example of a schlep is a person who never works.

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To move slowly or laboriously.

Schlepped around with the twins in a stroller.

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An ineffectual person.
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(intransitive, informal) To go, as on an errand or task.

I schlepped down to the store for some milk.

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(intransitive, informal) To act in a slovenly, lazy, or sloppy manner.

I just schlepped around the house on Sunday.

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(informal) A boring person, a drag.
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(informal) A sloppy or slovenly person.
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(informal) A "pull" or influence.

He must have had a lot of schlep to get such good seats.

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A clumsy or stupid person.
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Origin of schlep

  • Yiddish shlepn to drag, pull from Middle Low German slēpen lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yiddish שלעפּן (shlepn, “to drag"); compare German schleppen (“to drag").

    From Wiktionary