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Definition of schlep verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also schlepp) verb
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they schlep
    he / she / it schleps
    past simple schlepped
    -ing form schlepping
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to go somewhere, especially if it is a slow, difficult journey, or you do not want to go The restaurant's supposed to be great but I don't feel like schlepping all the way out there.
  2. 2[transitive] schlep something (+ adv./prep.) to carry or pull something heavy I'm not schlepping these suitcases all over town. From Yiddish shlepn, “to drag.”
schlep (also schlepp) noun [singular]
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