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shopping

noun [U]     /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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