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Princeton's WordNet

  1. schlepper, shlepper, schlep, shlepnoun

    (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person

  2. schlep, shlepverb

    a tedious or difficult journey

  3. traipse, shlepverb

    walk or tramp about

  4. shlep, schlep, pull alongverb

    pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance

    "Can you shlep this bag of potatoes upstairs?"; "She pulled along a large trunk"


  1. shlep

    Shlep is a verb of Yiddish origin, often used in English slang, which means to haul or carry (something heavy or awkward), or to go or move reluctantly or with effort. As a noun, it can refer to a tedious or difficult journey. It's commonly used in the context of carrying out burdensome tasks or chores.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shlep in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shlep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    A commensal
    B flabby
    C currish
    D naiant

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