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View synonyms for schlep

schlep

[ shlep ]

verb (used with object)

, Slang.
, schlepped, schlep·ping.
  1. to carry; lug:

    to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.



verb (used without object)

, Slang.
, schlepped, schlep·ping.
  1. to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously:

    We schlepped from store to store all day.

noun

, Slang.
  1. Also schlepper. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward.

schlep

/ ʃlɛp /

verb

  1. to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty


noun

  1. a stupid or clumsy person
  2. an arduous journey or procedure
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Word History and Origins

Origin of schlep1

First recorded in 1910–15; from Yiddish shlepn “to pull, drag, (intransitive) trudge,” from German schleppen, “to draw, tug, haul”; akin to slip 1, slippery
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Word History and Origins

Origin of schlep1

Yiddish, from German schleppen
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Example Sentences

Like other Schlep Lab projects, this video is meant to spark a conversation between generations.

Following up on her 2008 smash hit, The Great Schlep, Sarah Silverman has just released a new, pro-Obama video.

Miss Blankenship, as brittle as her bones were, sure knew how to schlep bottles of liquor around the office.

It's a 50-minute car ride (30 on the train) and well worth the schlep.

The Great Schlep video makes a mockery of the world that made what Sarah Silverman does possible.

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