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v. To travel from one place to another when one would prefer not to.
n. An annoyingly long journey.
v. To carry, lug.
"Why would you schlep all of that stuff?"
"I shlepped all the way to the Valley for this?!?"
"I thought about going to the exhibit, but it was just too long a shlep."
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שלעפּן shlepn 'pull, carry, lug' (verbal stem is שלעפּ shlep)
In Yiddish, shlepn can be transitive (with an object) or intransitive (with a reflexive pronoun zikh), but it can't be intransitive without the reflexive pronoun. In English, the bare form schlep can be both transitive and intransitive.
See also shlepper.
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