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1 shop /ˈʃɑːp/ noun
plural shops
1 shop
/ˈʃɑːp/
noun
plural shops
Learner's definition of SHOP
[count]
: a building or room where goods and services are sold see also barbershop, bookshop, coffee shop, pawnshop, pro shop, specialty shop, thrift shop
Usage In U.S. English, store is more common than shop. When shop is used, it is usually for particular types of small businesses that sell one kind of product or service. Store is used for both small and large businesses, especially ones that sell many kinds of goods and services. In British English store is only used for large businesses that sell many kinds of goods and services and for a few types of smaller businesses that sell equipment.
: the place where a specified kind of worker works : a worker's place of business
[count] : a place for making or repairing goods, machinery, vehicles, etc.
see also body shop, machine shop, sweatshop, workshop
[noncount] US : a class in school in which students are taught to work with tools and machinery
also [count] : a room in which a shop class is taught
[noncount] informal : talk that is related to or about your work or special interests : shoptalk
[singular] British, informal : the activity of shopping for food or other things that are needed regularly

a bull in a china shop

see 1bull

all over the shop

British
: all over the place : everywhere

close up shop

see 1close

mind the shop

see 2mind

set up shop

: to start a business or activity in a particular place
2 shop /ˈʃɑːp/ verb
shops; shopped; shopping
2 shop
/ˈʃɑːp/
verb
shops; shopped; shopping
Learner's definition of SHOP
: to visit places where goods are sold in order to look at and buy things
[no object]
[+ object]
see also comparison shop, window-shop
[+ object] US : to try to get a company to publish or produce (something) often + around
[+ object] British, informal : to give information about the secret or criminal activity of (someone) to an authority (such as the police)

shop around

[phrasal verb]
: to visit several different places where a thing is sold in order to find the most suitable item or service for the lowest price
see also 2shop 2 (above)

— shopper

/ˈʃɑːpɚ/ noun, plural shoppers [count]
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