window-shop


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win·dow-shop

(wĭn′dō-shŏp′)
intr.v. win·dow-shopped, win·dow-shop·ping, win·dow-shops
To look at merchandise in store windows or showcases without making purchases.

win′dow-shop′per n.
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window-shop

vb, -shops, -shopping or -shopped
(Commerce) (intr) to look at goods in shop windows without buying them
ˈwindow-ˌshopper n
ˈwindow-ˌshopping n
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win′dow-shop`



v.i. -shopped, -shop•ping.
to look at items in store windows without making any purchases.
win′dow-shop`per, n.
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window-shop


Past participle: window-shopped
Gerund: window-shopping

Imperative
window-shop
window-shop
Present
I window-shop
you window-shop
he/she/it window-shops
we window-shop
you window-shop
they window-shop
Preterite
I window-shopped
you window-shopped
he/she/it window-shopped
we window-shopped
you window-shopped
they window-shopped
Present Continuous
I am window-shopping
you are window-shopping
he/she/it is window-shopping
we are window-shopping
you are window-shopping
they are window-shopping
Present Perfect
I have window-shopped
you have window-shopped
he/she/it has window-shopped
we have window-shopped
you have window-shopped
they have window-shopped
Past Continuous
I was window-shopping
you were window-shopping
he/she/it was window-shopping
we were window-shopping
you were window-shopping
they were window-shopping
Past Perfect
I had window-shopped
you had window-shopped
he/she/it had window-shopped
we had window-shopped
you had window-shopped
they had window-shopped
Future
I will window-shop
you will window-shop
he/she/it will window-shop
we will window-shop
you will window-shop
they will window-shop
Future Perfect
I will have window-shopped
you will have window-shopped
he/she/it will have window-shopped
we will have window-shopped
you will have window-shopped
they will have window-shopped
Future Continuous
I will be window-shopping
you will be window-shopping
he/she/it will be window-shopping
we will be window-shopping
you will be window-shopping
they will be window-shopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been window-shopping
you have been window-shopping
he/she/it has been window-shopping
we have been window-shopping
you have been window-shopping
they have been window-shopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been window-shopping
you will have been window-shopping
he/she/it will have been window-shopping
we will have been window-shopping
you will have been window-shopping
they will have been window-shopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been window-shopping
you had been window-shopping
he/she/it had been window-shopping
we had been window-shopping
you had been window-shopping
they had been window-shopping
Conditional
I would window-shop
you would window-shop
he/she/it would window-shop
we would window-shop
you would window-shop
they would window-shop
Past Conditional
I would have window-shopped
you would have window-shopped
he/she/it would have window-shopped
we would have window-shopped
you would have window-shopped
they would have window-shopped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.window-shop - examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
browse, shop - shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
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Translations

window-shop

[ˈwɪndəʊʃɒp] VIir a mirar escaparates
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