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Definition of shop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shop
    he / she / it shops
    past simple shopped
    -ing form shopping
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  1. 1[intransitive] shop (for something) to buy things in stores to shop for food He likes to shop at the local market. She was determined to go out and shop till she dropped. see also comparison-shop
  2. 2go shopping [intransitive] to spend time going to stores and looking for things to buy There should be plenty of time to go shopping before we leave New York. “Where's mom?” “She went shopping.”
  3. Phrasal Verbsshop around (for something)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shop