or schlepp; also shlep or shlepp verb (schlepped; also shlepped; schlepping; also shlepping) Etymology: Yiddish shlepn, from Middle High German sleppen, from Middle Low German slēpen Date: 1922 transitive verb drag, haul intransitive verb to proceed or move especially slowly, tediously, awkwardly, or carelessly

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  • schlep — [ʃlep] v past tense and past participle schlepped present participle schlepping [T] AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; : Yiddish; Origin: shleppen, from Middle High German sleppen] to carry or pull something heavy schlep sth down/out/along etc ▪ I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schlep — (v.) to carry or drag, 1922 (in Joyce s Ulysses ), from Yiddish shlepen to drag, from M.H.G. sleppen, related to O.H.G. sleifen to drag, and slifan to slide, slip (Cf. M.E. slippen; see SLIP (Cf. slip) (v.)). The noun meaning stupid person, loser …   Etymology dictionary

  • schlep — schlep; schlep·per; …   English syllables

  • schlep — (also schlepp) informal, chiefly N. Amer. ► VERB (schlepped, schlepping) 1) haul or carry with difficulty. 2) go or move reluctantly or with effort. ► NOUN 1) a tedious or difficult journey. 2) (also …   English terms dictionary

  • schlep — ☆ schlep or schlepp [shlep ] Slang vt. schlepped, schlepping [< Yiddish shlepn, drag < MHG dial. sleppen < LowG slepen < IE base * (s)leub > SLIP3] to carry, take, haul, drag, etc. vi. to go or move with effort; drag oneself n. an… …   English World dictionary

  • schlep — [[t]ʃle̱p[/t]] schleps, schlepping, schlepped also schlepp 1) VERB If you schlep something somewhere, you take it there although this is difficult or inconvenient. [AM, INFORMAL] [V n adv/prep] You didn t just schlep your guitar around from folk… …   English dictionary

  • schlep — I UK [ʃlep] / US verb Word forms schlep : present tense I/you/we/they schlep he/she/it schleps present participle schlepping past tense schlepped past participle schlepped mainly American informal 1) [transitive] to carry something heavy 2)… …   English dictionary

  • schlep — AND shlep [Jlep] 1. tv. to drag or carry someone or something. (From German schleppen via Yiddish.) □ Am I supposed to schlep this whole thing all the way back to the store? □ I am tired of shlepping kids from one thing to another. 1. n. a… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • schlep — /shlep/, v., schlepped, schlepping, n. Slang. v.t. 1. to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day. v.i. 2. to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously: We schlepped from store to store all day. n. 3. Also, schlepper. someone or something that …   Universalium

  • schlep — 1. verb a) To carry or to drag around. Im exhausted after schlepping those packages around all day. b) To go, as on an errand or task I schlepped down to the store for some milk. 2. noun a) A long or burden laden journey …   Wiktionary

  • schlep — verb (T) AmE informal to carry or pull something heavy (+ down/out/along etc): I schlepped his bag all the way to the airport and he didn t even thank me. schlep around phrasal verb (I) to spend your time lazily doing nothing useful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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