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schlep

or schlepp also shlep  (shlĕp)Slang
v. schlepped, schlep·ping, schleps or schlepped or schlepp·ing or schlepps also shlepped or shlep·ping or shleps
v.tr.
To carry clumsily or with difficulty; lug: schlepped a shopping bag around town.
v.intr.
To move slowly or laboriously: schlepped around with the twins in a stroller.
n.
1. An arduous journey.
2. A clumsy or stupid person.

[Yiddish shlepn, to drag, pull, from Middle Low German slēpen; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

schlep′per, shlep′per n.

schlep

(ʃlɛp) or

schlepp

vb, schleps, schlepping or schlepped
to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty
n
1. a stupid or clumsy person
2. an arduous journey or procedure
[Yiddish, from German schleppen]

schlep

shlep

(ʃlɛp)

v. schlepped or shlepped, schlep•ping or shlep•ping,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to carry with great effort; lug.
v.i.
2. to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously.
n.
3. a person who is slow or awkward.
4. a tedious journey.
[1920–25; < Yiddish shlepn to pull, drag, (intrans.) trudge; compare dial. Middle High German sleppen < Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slēpen]

schlep


Past participle: schlepped
Gerund: schlepping

Imperative
schlep
schlep
Present
I schlep
you schlep
he/she/it schleps
we schlep
you schlep
they schlep
Preterite
I schlepped
you schlepped
he/she/it schlepped
we schlepped
you schlepped
they schlepped
Present Continuous
I am schlepping
you are schlepping
he/she/it is schlepping
we are schlepping
you are schlepping
they are schlepping
Present Perfect
I have schlepped
you have schlepped
he/she/it has schlepped
we have schlepped
you have schlepped
they have schlepped
Past Continuous
I was schlepping
you were schlepping
he/she/it was schlepping
we were schlepping
you were schlepping
they were schlepping
Past Perfect
I had schlepped
you had schlepped
he/she/it had schlepped
we had schlepped
you had schlepped
they had schlepped
Future
I will schlep
you will schlep
he/she/it will schlep
we will schlep
you will schlep
they will schlep
Future Perfect
I will have schlepped
you will have schlepped
he/she/it will have schlepped
we will have schlepped
you will have schlepped
they will have schlepped
Future Continuous
I will be schlepping
you will be schlepping
he/she/it will be schlepping
we will be schlepping
you will be schlepping
they will be schlepping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been schlepping
you have been schlepping
he/she/it has been schlepping
we have been schlepping
you have been schlepping
they have been schlepping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been schlepping
you will have been schlepping
he/she/it will have been schlepping
we will have been schlepping
you will have been schlepping
they will have been schlepping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been schlepping
you had been schlepping
he/she/it had been schlepping
we had been schlepping
you had been schlepping
they had been schlepping
Conditional
I would schlep
you would schlep
he/she/it would schlep
we would schlep
you would schlep
they would schlep
Past Conditional
I would have schlepped
you would have schlepped
he/she/it would have schlepped
we would have schlepped
you would have schlepped
they would have schlepped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schlep - (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.schlep - a tedious or difficult journey
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
Verb1.schlep - pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance; "Can you shlep this bag of potatoes upstairs?"; "She pulled along a large trunk"
drag - pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
tow - drag behind; "Horses used to tow barges along the canal"

schlep

verb
Slang. To move while supporting:
Informal: tote.
Translations

schlep

, schlepp (US inf)
vt (= lug)schleppen, mit sich (herum)schleppen
vi (= traipse)latschen (inf), → sich schleppen; to schlep through the trafficsich durch den Verkehr quälen
n
(= strenuous journey)ermüdende Fahrt or Reise; (on foot) → ermüdender Weg
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