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shop

2 verb
     
Related topics: Crime and Law
shop2 S2 past tense and past participle shopped, present participle shopping
1 [intransitive] to go to one or more shops to buy things
shop for
I usually shop for vegetables in the market.
shop at
She always shops at Tesco's.
window-shopping
2

go shopping

also be out shopping to go to one or more shops to buy things, often for enjoyment:
The next day, Saturday, we went shopping.
Mum's out shopping with Granny.
3 [transitive] British English informalSC to tell the police about someone who has done something illegal:
He was shopped by his ex-wife.

shop around

phrasal verb
to compare the price and quality of different things before you decide which to buy
shop around for
Take time to shop around for the best deal.

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