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v. & n. Slang
Variant of schlep.
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a variant spelling of schlep
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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]
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Past participle: shlepped
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|Noun||1.||shlep - (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
|2.||shlep - a tedious or difficult journey|
|Verb||1.||shlep - walk or tramp about |
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
|2.||shlep - 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"
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