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shop meaning

[ ʃɔp ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "shop""shop" in a sentence
  • Noun: shop  shóp
    1. A mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
      "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
      - store 
    2. Small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
      - workshop 
    3. A course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)
      "I built a birdhouse in shop"
      - shop class
    Verb: shop (shopped,shopping)  shóp
    1. Do one's shopping
      "She goes shopping every Friday" 
    2. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
      - patronize, patronise [Brit], shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor 
    3. Shop around; not necessarily buying
      - browse 
    4. Give away information about somebody
      - denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, snitch, stag

    Derived forms: shopped, shopping, shops

    See also: shopper, shopping

    Type of: back up, class, course, course of instruction, course of study, inform, look for, mercantile establishment, obtain, outlet, retail store, sales outlet, search, seek, support, work, workplace

    Encyclopedia: Shop

  • [British slang]
    Verb. To tell or inform on. [1890s]

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [C]


    1 (especially BrE)

    a building or part of a building where you can buy goods or services:

    Our prices are up to 50% lower than high-street shops.

    The shop offers a large array of leather goods.

    a chain of electrical shops

    airport retail shops

    a high-street/local shop

    ◆ to have/own/run/set up a shop

    ◆ to close (down)/open (up)/shut (down) a shop

    ◆ a shop closes (down)/opens (up)/shuts (down)

    2 (used especially with other nouns)

    a place where things are made or repaired, especially part of a factory where a particular type of work is done:

    a repair shop

    a paint shop

    (= where cars are painted)


    3 [usually sing.] (BrE) (informal)

    an act of going shopping, especially for food and other items needed in the house:

    We do a weekly shop at the supermarket.


    mind the shop (BrE) (AmE mind the store)

    to be in charge of sth for a short time while sb is away:

    Who's minding the store while she's away?

    set up shop

    to start a business:

    The software company intends to set up shop in China.

    SHUT verb, TALK verb


    Types of shops/stores

    They operate a chain of 24-hour convenience stores.

    I went to the corner shop/store to buy a newspaper.

    Many supermarkets have expanded their range of non-food items.

    They were the first to launch the idea of a music superstore.

    Independent stores have lost business to the out-of-town hypermarkets.

    verb (-pp-)

    1 [no obj]

    to buy things in shops/stores:

    to shop for food

    He likes to shop at the local market.

    2 go shopping [no obj]

    to spend time going to shops/stores and looking for things to buy:

    There should be plenty of time to go shopping before we leave New York.

    3 [+ obj] (AmE)

    to buy things at a particular shop/store:

    Thank you for shopping Land's End.

    4 [+ obj] (AmE)

    to try to sell sth such as a company by talking about it to people who might buy it:

    The owner may not want it known that he is shopping the company.


    shop around

    to compare the quality or prices of goods or services that are offered by different shops/stores, companies, etc. so that you can choose the best:

    Shop around for the best deal.

    shop sth around (AmE)

    to try to sell sth by talking about it to people who might buy it:

    He has been shopping the show around to cable networks.

  • [Finance]
    Wall Street slang for a firm.
  • There is a shop at the end of this lane.
  • The scene cuts from the shop to the street.
  • It 's easy to open a shop but hard to keep it open.
  • There is a shop at the end of the street.
  • Sale goods in this shop are not exchangeable.
  • Do you shop around a lot for bargains?
  • This shop has a satisfactory variety of goods.
  • The children were playing at keeping shop.
  • The clothes in this shop are priced high.
  • Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.
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Other Languages
  • "shop" meaning in Chinese: n. 1.〔英国〕铺子;店铺;(零售)商店〔美国用 store〕;(大商店里的)特殊部门。2.〔pl.〕工厂;工场...
  • "shop" meaning in Japanese: 1shop n. (通例小さな)商店, 店; 工場. 【動詞+】 ◆close a shop (夜間 昼食時などに)...
  • "shop" meaning in Korean: noun, 가게, 공장, 작업장, 일, 근무(처), all over the ~ 사방팔방으로, 어수선하게 ...
  • "shop" meaning in Russian: 1) лавка, магазин Ex: dirty shop грязная лавчонка Ex: fash...
  • "shop" meaning in Arabic: n. متجر, دكان, حانوت, دكان صغير, مختبر مدرسي مجهز تكنولج...
  • "shop" meaning in French: n. magasin, boutique; atelier; affaire, maison de commer...
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