Definition of schlep verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also schlepp) verb
    BrE BrE//ʃlep//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃlep//
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they schlep
    BrE BrE//ʃlep//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃlep//
    he / she / it schleps
    BrE BrE//ʃleps//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃleps//
    past simple schlepped
    BrE BrE//ʃlept//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃlept//
    past participle schlepped
    BrE BrE//ʃlept//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃlept//
    -ing form schlepping
    BrE BrE//ˈʃlepɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃlepɪŋ//
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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’.

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