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shop

noun [C] uk   /ʃɒp/ us    /ʃɑːp/

shop noun [C] (PLACE TO BUY THINGS)

A1 (US usually store) a building, or a room in a building, where you can buy goods or get services: a book/clothes/record/sweet shop a barber's/betting shop I need to go to the shops - I've got no food in the house. UK the act of shopping, especially of shopping for food and other things needed in the house: I usually do the weekly shop on a Monday. be in the shops to be available to buy: His latest novel will be in the shops by Christmas.

shop noun [C] (WORK AREA)

a place where a particular type of thing is made or repaired: He runs an auto-tyre repair shop.

shop noun [C] (BUSINESS)

informal a business

shop

verb uk   /ʃɒp/ us    /ʃɑːp/ (-pp-)

shop verb (BUY THINGS)

B1 [I] to buy things in shops: I like to shop at Harrods for clothes. If I'm just shopping for food, I tend to go to the local supermarket.

shop verb (GIVE INFORMATION)

[T] UK slang to give the police information about a criminal: His ex-wife shopped him to the police.
Phrasal verbs
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