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shopping

noun
     
shop‧ping S2 W3 [uncountable]
1 the activity of going to shops and buying things:
Late-night shopping is becoming very popular.
shopping expedition/trip
She's gone on a shopping trip to New York.
I went on a shopping spree (=went shopping and bought a lot of things) at the weekend and spent far too much money.
I've got to do some last-minute shopping.
the busy Christmas shopping season
window-shopping
2

do the shopping

to go shopping to buy food and other things you need regularly:
I hate doing the shopping at weekends.
3 British English the things that you have just bought from a shop:
Can you help me carry the shopping, please?

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