shlep

[ UK /ʃlˈɛp/ ]
VERB
  1. pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance
    Can you shlep this bag of potatoes upstairs?
    She pulled along a large trunk
  2. walk or tramp about
NOUN
  1. a tedious or difficult journey
  2. (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
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How To Use shlep In A Sentence

  • Do you want to play a part? shlep needs your help: shlep is seeking co-editors to contribute regularly to its content and help guide its construction and evolution. shlep under the radar
  • Abigail van Buren in 1980 referred to the man who sorts her Dear Abby mail as her "faithful Jewish ` schleppercaun '" [shlepper ` lugger, tramp ']. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 2
  • I gather that the self-help law movement presented in shlep aims to go beyond simply providing public access to legal information. shlep under the radar
  • I was confronting the terror that a commoner, a mere Times New Roman shlepper who rejoices when the 2/3 train arrives as she's descending the stairs -- might crash the precincts of the bold-facers and le tout New York. Tribeca 2010: Notes From Under the Red Carpet
  • Picture it: A little person at the end of her rope shlepping a huge, wooden, washboard abbed Eastern European Mannequin through the streets of Poland. The 10 Best Things About Last Night’s Amazing Race | Best Week Ever
  • When did it become such a shlepp to go outside and expend vast amounts of energy? Archive 2006-05-01
  • Continuing in yeshiva would only have saddled me with rabbinic ordination, after which even shlepper would have been out of reach. Michael Wex: How Do You Make a Writer Kvetch?
  • They also have cramps and zits and have to shlep maxi pads around. Leslie Goldman: A Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self
  • Anyone interested in making a significant contribution to shlep is urged to contact David Giacalone at “shlep AT localnet dot com” [no spaces in the address]. shlep under the radar
  • The Yiddish word 'shlepp' has at least four different meanings depending on the sentence in which it is used, for example. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
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