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English definition of “shop”

shop

noun [C] (PLACE TO BUY THINGS)    /ʃɒp/ US  /ʃɑːp/
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.Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general 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.Buying be in the shops to be available to buy: His latest novel will be in the shops by Christmas.Buying and selling in general
(Definition of shop noun (PLACE TO BUY THINGS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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