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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Yiddish
Origin: shleppen, from Middle High German sleppen


schlep past tense and past participle schlepped, present participle schlepping [transitive] American English informal
to carry or pull something heavy
schlep something down/out/along etc
I schlepped his bag all the way to the airport and he didn't even thank me.

schlep around (something)

phrasal verb
to spend your time lazily doing nothing useful:
I spent the afternoon schlepping around the house.

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