• v. To remove.

  • v. To exclude.

Example Sentences

  • “He didn't actually help me advance, but he was mesalek some obstacles.” (Weiser)

  • “To avoid taking sides, he was mesalek himself from the argument.” (Weiser)

  • "Yes, You may carry from apartment to hallway as well. (the schirus reshus is only to be mesalek the goyim from your chatzer; once they’re gone, you are making an eiruv which is combining all the Jewish apartments and allowing you to carry.)" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מסלק זײַן mesalek zayn 'to pay off (debt)'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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