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English definition of “shop”

shop

verb [I]  /ʃɑp/ (-pp-) us  

shop verb [I] (BUY THINGS)

to look for and buy (things): We shop in malls because they’re convenient.
Phrasal verbs

shop

noun [C]  /ʃɑp/ us  

shop noun [C] (WORK AREA)

a place where a particular type of thing is made or repaired: a bicycle repair shop I work in a machine shop making wire.

shop noun [C] (PLACE TO BUY THINGS)

a place where you can buy goods or services; store: a gift shop a barber shop a coffee shop
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