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shop

verb
 
 
/ʃɒp/ (-pp-) COMMERCE
[I] to buy things, especially from stores: The new shopping mall is designed for people who love to shop.shop for sth She's always shopping for bargains. We usually shop at the local supermarket.shop with sb/sth Only shop with companies that offer a full after-sales service. Most people go shopping at the weekend.
[T] US informal if you shop a company, you try to make people interested in buying it: Management is shopping the company.
Translations of “shop”
in Korean 물건을 사다…
in Arabic يَتَسَوّق…
in Portuguese fazer compras…
in Catalan comprar…
in Japanese 買い物をする…
in Italian fare spese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 購物, 買,購買…
in Russian ходить по магазинам, делать покупки…
in Turkish alışveriş yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 购物, 买,购买…
in Polish kupować, robić zakupy…
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