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shopping

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɒp.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈʃɑː.pɪŋ/
A1 the activity of buying things from shops: The store is open for late night shopping on Wednesdays. I'm going shopping this afternoon. My granddaughter does my weekly shopping for me. Christmas shoppingBuying A2 goods that you have bought from shops, especially food: She had so many bags of shopping that she could hardly carry them. I forgot my shopping list.Products and producersBuying and selling in general
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