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Meaning of “shop around” in the English Dictionary

"shop around" in British English

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shop around

phrasal verb with shop uk   /ʃɒp/  us   /ʃɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
(Definition of shop around from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shop around" in American English

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shop around

phrasal verb with shop  us   /ʃɑp/ verb [I] (-pp-)
to ​compare the ​price and ​quality of ​items in different ​stores before you ​decide which one to ​buy: Did you shop around when you were ​looking for ​yourcar?
(Definition of shop around from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shop around" in Business English

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shop around

phrasal verb with shop uk   us   /ʃɒp/ verb (-pp-) COMMERCE
to compare the ​prices and ​quality of different things before deciding which one to ​buy: You can get good ​rates if you ​shop around on the ​internet.shop around for sth It ​pays to ​shop around for the best ​deal.
(Definition of shop around from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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