shlep

To shlep is to drag or lug something. If you have to pick up your dog and carry him up the stairs to your apartment, you can say that you need to shlep him.

When you shlep a heavy box down the street, you awkwardly pull it, or you carry it with difficulty. You can also describe your trip along the sidewalk with the heavy box itself as a shlep: "It was such a shlep to get that box over to Adam's house." You can also spell the word schlep, and it comes from a Yiddish root, shlepen, "to drag."

Definitions of shlep
1

v pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance

“Can you shlep this bag of potatoes upstairs?”
Synonyms:
pull along, schlep
Types:
tow
drag behind
tug
tow (a vessel) with a tug
Type of:
drag
pull, as against a resistance

v walk or tramp about

Synonyms:
traipse
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

n a tedious or difficult journey

Synonyms:
schlep
Type of:
journey, journeying
the act of traveling from one place to another

n (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person

Synonyms:
schlep, schlepper, shlepper
Type of:
simple, simpleton
a person lacking intelligence or common sense

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