English version

shop around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshop around phrasal verbBUYCHOOSEto compare the price and quality of different things before you decide which to buy for Take time to shop around for the best deal. shop→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shop aroundNever buy the first car you see. Always shop around.Shop around a little bit before you choose a therapist.You should shop around for a better price.I spent a couple of weeks shopping around for the lowest insurance rates.If you shop around you could probably get the camera a lot cheaper.shop forOwners shop around for a new-stadium deal.McLaren then began shopping around for another label, pointedly ignoring Virgin.Our main 1979 survey suggested that weekly-collection credit users do not shop around for bargains as much as others.The guide prices indicated are the manufacturers' recommended retail prices - it's worth shopping around for the best buy.We shopped around for the best deal on a new car.Houses will be equipped with radio transmitters, allowing callers to shop around for the best deals.Selected colors and shopped around for the best insurance rates.Have the flexibility of being able to shop around for the best possible deals and get the best professional advice.I am too lazy to be shopping around for the best rate every three years.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshop around phrasal verb [intransitive] to compare the price and quality of different things before you decide what to buy forShop around for the best interest rates. see also shopping shop→ See Verb table
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Verb table
shop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshop
he, she, itshops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshopped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shopped
he, she, ithas shopped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shopped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shopped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shopping
he, she, itis shopping
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you, we, theyare shopping
Past
I, he, she, itwas shopping
you, we, theywere shopping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shopping
he, she, ithas been shopping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shopping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shopping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shopping
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