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shop

 (shŏp)
n.
1. also shoppe A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store.
2. An atelier; a studio.
3. A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery.
4. A commercial or industrial establishment: a printing shop.
5. A business establishment; an office or a center of activity.
6. A home workshop.
7.
a. A schoolroom fitted with machinery and tools for instruction in industrial arts.
b. The industrial arts as a technical science or course of study.
v. shopped, shop·ping, shops
v.intr.
1. To visit stores in search of merchandise or bargains.
2. To look for something with the intention of acquiring it.
v.tr.
To visit or buy from (a particular store).
Phrasal Verb:
shop around
1. To go from store to store in search of merchandise or bargains.
2. To look for something, such as a better job.
3. To offer (a large block of common stock, for example) for sale to various parties: "[The company] is now actively being shopped around, with a prospectus in circulation" (Marianne Yen).
Idiom:
talk shop
To talk about one's work.

[Middle English shoppe, from Old English sceoppa, treasure house.]

shop around

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to visit a number of shops or stores to compare goods and prices
2. to consider a number of possibilities before making a choice
Translations
obhlížet zboží
körülnéz
skoîa; gera verîsamanburî
obzerať tovar
fiyatları karşılaştırmak

w>shop around

vi (lit, fig)sich umsehen (for nach)

shop

(ʃop) noun
1. a place where goods are sold. a baker's shop.
2. a workshop, or a place where any kind of industry is carried on. a machine-shop.
verbpast tense, past participle shopped
(often go shopping) to visit shops for the purpose of buying. We shop on Saturdays; She goes shopping once a week.
ˈshopper noun
1. a person who is shopping. The street was full of shoppers.
2. a large bag used when shopping.
ˈshopping noun
1. the activity of buying goods in shops. Have you a lot of shopping to do?; (also adjective) a shopping-list.
2. the goods bought. He helped her carry her shopping home; (also adjective) a shopping-basket / bag.
shop assistant (American ˈsalesclerk, *clerk)
a person employed in a shop to serve customers.
shop floor
the workers in a factory or workshop, as opposed to the management.
ˈshopkeeper noun
a person who runs a shop of his own.
ˈshoplifter noun
a person who steals goods from a shop.
ˈshoplifting noun
shopping centre
a place, often a very large building, where there is a large number of different shops.
shopping mall noun
(also mall) (American) a shopping centre in which traffic is usually not allowed.
shop around
to compare prices, quality of goods etc at several shops before buying anything.
References in classic literature ?
And so we'll shop around and get up this layout now, and don't you worry about the expense.
If you shop around you'll usually find what you want.
Nearly six out of 10 Indianapolis-area car buyers say the most important purchasing factor when buying a vehicle is their ability to obtain a fair price, but only six percent are turning to online resources to shop around to determine aspects such as price and financing rates.
Ms Fitzgerald famously said she could do nothing about the rip-off prices and advised the public to shop around.
Privilege Insurance claim that, despite the fact that around three-quarters of UK drivers have a no claims discount of at least four years, only 55 per cent shop around when they renew their cover.
Up to 24 million people could be paying over the odds for their home and car insurance because they fail to shop around when renewing their cover.
But in most cases, you have the freedom to shop around different annuity companies to get the maximum pension you can in return for your pension fund.
According to an AA survey, the average comprehensive policy costs pounds 670 but just pounds 437 if drivers shop around.
Mail'' is based on the old, Nikolaus Laszlo play ``Parfumerie,'' which inspired Ernst Lubitsch's ultra-charming ``The Shop Around the Corner'' (1940), the Judy Garland musical ``In the Good Old Summertime'' (1949) and the stage production ``She Loves Me.
It pays to shop around if you want to take out life insurance.
area car buyers say the most important purchasing factor when buying a vehicle is their ability to obtain a fair price, but only nine percent are turning to online resources to shop around to determine aspects such as price and financing rates.
Best policy is to decide what cover you need, shop around for the best price and check what it does and - more important - doesn't cover before buying.