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schlep

and shlep (ʃlɛp)
1. tv. to drag or carry someone or something. (From German schleppen via Yiddish.) Am I supposed to schlep this whole thing all the way back to the store?
2. n. a journey; a distance to travel or carry something. It takes about twenty minutes to make the schlep from here to there.
3. n. a stupid person; a bothersome person. (Literally, a drag.) Ask that shlep to wait in the hall until I am free. I’ll sneak out the back way.
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Night after night for six weeks, after she'd schlepped home from her job at the post office, taken off her apron and cleared the table, Mrs.
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Anything that isn't muscle has to be schlepped,'' he said.