Meaning of “shop around” in the English Dictionary

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"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 your car?

(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 /ʃɒp/ us 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)