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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.
The ACCC has released a guide to help consumers shop around. For example, the guide gives tips on sending money overseas and avoiding fees when making overseas purchases online.
BEREAVED Britons are forking out PS600million too much on funerals every year because they are too upset to shop around, a report reveals.
Of all the films with anachronistically modern values, none perhaps is greater than The Shop Around the Corner.
INSURANCE firms are still failing to put rules introduced a year ago to help customers shop around properly into place, the City watchdog has said.
INSURANCE firms are still failing to put rules, introduced a year ago to help customers shop around properly, into place, the City watchdog has said.
While many people think the top tier is unaffordable, a Daily Mirror probe found if you shop around it can be cheaper than standard tickets.
But the data, based on customers switching in the past two years, highlights how loyalty can cost and underlines the need to shop around each year.
Summary: Germans are continuing to shop around for attractive summer holiday offers, with fluctuating demand for top destinations around the Mediterranean, the Hotelometer results for April (calendar weeks 14/15 and 16/17)
The move may help businesses reduce their bills as they can now shop around for the cheapest deal.
This shows that it is becoming even more important for consumers to shop around for a motor insurance deal and suggests that while there is still strong competition among the cheapest car insurance providers, cost pressures on insurers for claims such as whiplash are generally pushing premiums upwards, the report said.
"It has never been more important to shop around for auto insurance, no matter how long you have been with your current company," says Robert Hunter, CFA's director of insurance, in a statement.