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schlep

[ shlep ]
/ ʃlɛp /
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verb (used with object), schlepped, schlep·ping.Slang.
to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.
verb (used without object), schlepped, schlep·ping.Slang.
to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously: We schlepped from store to store all day.
noun Slang.
Also schlepper. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward.
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Also schlepp . Sometimes shlep, shlepp .

Origin of schlep

First recorded in 1910–15; from Yiddish shlepn “to pull, drag, (intransitive) trudge,” from German schleppen, “to draw, tug, haul”; akin to slip1, slippery
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British Dictionary definitions for schlep

schlep
/ (ʃlɛp) /

verb schleps, schlepping or schlepped
to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty
noun
a stupid or clumsy person
an arduous journey or procedure

Word Origin for schlep

Yiddish, from German schleppen
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