Adjective "schlepping" definition and examples

(Schlepping may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Haul or carry (something heavy or awkward)
  1. 'Mostly I marched when I was told to march, sat down where I was told to sit down, schlepped what I was told to schlepp.'
  2. 'I was up and out the door at a reasonable hour yesterday, so I stopped by the gym to drop my gear off so I didn't have to schlepp it to and from work as I usually do.'
  3. 'We've been busting our humps schlepping our out-of-town visitors to tattoo parlours and stockyards.'
  4. 'Should you happen to be schlepping your own canoe or kayak, take it to Riverside Park, where you can put in and take out with no need for a shuttle.'
  5. 'Now, all I have to do is schlepp everything back to the flat tonight.'
  6. 'He schleps your bags upstairs and helps to keep values in proportion along the Italian Riviera.'
  7. 'Often I'm just too tired at the end of the day to schlepp over my scanner.'
  8. 'His punishment was to schlep a boulder up a hill, only for him to see it roll down the hill again once he had almost reached the top.'
  9. 'We'd all love the luxury of a driving service to pick us up, take us to the office and schlep us back home.'
  10. 'In fact, I had quite brazenly walked into the shop, filled my shopping bag with incendiaries, thanked and said goodbye to the owner's son, Allan, and then schlepped my ill-gotten goods into the deli next door.'
  11. 'For days at a time, a CEO must schlepp from city to city, pitching his or her company to skeptical investment bankers.'
  12. 'Waking up and walking into other room vs. waking up and schlepping to work: the former is preferable.'
  13. 'He considered going to drama school but ended up at Glasgow School of Art in 1968, which must have been a pretty good year to go schlepping up and down Sauchiehall Street with paint on your flares.'
  14. 'Cracking our eyes open to the alarm clock, we pull on whatever is lying at the head of the bed or on the floor, schlepping out the door with layer upon layers and shuffling to class with our heads down, the icy wind bruising our necks.'
  15. 'I don't mean when you schlep out in the morning in your slippers and robe to pick up your newspaper - I mean actually wearing your house slippers to work, or even to restaurants and social functions.'
  16. 'It is more because I have twice schlepped all the way down there (an hour on public transport) and found it - quite randomly - shut.'
  17. 'As she zips it up and starts modeling, she says, ‘I kept thinking about women schlepping around a city like New York.’'
  18. 'Unless you're the Rolling Stones, or one of those forgotten relics of the 1970s schlepping round the nostalgia circuit, you don't tour for profit; you tour to promote your latest release.'
  19. 'Even if they bring back memories of geography teachers schlepping around in the same faded pair for years, you can't budge for cords this winter.'
  20. 'Two weeks, three continents, six airports, and two boat rides later, I'm in Bukit Lawang, at the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park in north-central Sumatra, about to schlepp to the park's western side.'


A tedious or difficult journey.
  1. 'Make the schlep easier for her with a lingerie bag she can stash in one of your drawers.'
  2. 'Kind of a schlepp to get there, with it being on Randall's Island.'
  3. 'Thursdays ruled at the former club Business, and after that faded in the early '90s, gay evening adventure choices overwhelmingly meant a schlep down to the Village.'
  4. 'We have as much beauty right here without the schlep of city life.'
  5. 'And he was sick of the weekly schlepp to the client site.'
  6. 'Gum disease can involve multiple visits and if you have to go to Bristol once a week for six weeks it can become a bit of a schlep.'
  7. 'Well, I had weathered the Oldreds department store, the Tescos supermarket and a schlepp around PC World, driving between each in sweltering sun.'
  8. 'You'll find a half-dozen of the best dive sites a short boat ride away, which lets you avoid the tiresome schleps to and from the city.'
  1. 'I left the big house feeling like a worthless schlep.'
  2. 'What if my writing was even worse than the schlepps who wrote there regularly?'
  3. 'I admit that it would behoove him to learn something about pleasing his girlfriend sexually, but I don't think the poor schlep should have to be getting advice from the sexy ex.'
  4. 'For all of you unlucky schleps out there who are only a few steps away from jumping off a bridge because they just can't seem to catch a break, relax, this film illustrates how there's a purpose for your existence after all.'
  5. 'The Rockies still haven't figured it out, but it's difficult to understand this year's strategy: Bring in a bunch of schleps for cheap.'

More definitions

1. to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day. verb (used without object), schlepped, schlepping.

2. to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously: We schlepped from store to store all day. noun

3. Also, schlepper. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward; drag.

More examples(as adjective)

"computers can be schlepping."


(schlep)Early 20th century (as a verb): from Yiddish shlepn ‘drag’, from Middle High German sleppen.