schlep / shlep/ (also schlepp or shlep) inf. • v. (schlepped, schlep·ping) [tr.] haul or carry (something heavy or awkward): she schlepped her groceries home. ∎ [intr.] (of a person) go or move reluctantly or with effort: I would have preferred not to schlep all the way over there to run an errand.• n. a tedious or difficult journey.