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"window shopping" in British English

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window shoppingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈwɪn.dəʊ ˌʃɒp.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈwɪn.doʊ ˌʃɑː.pɪŋ/
the activity of spending time looking at the goods on sale in shop windows without intending to buy any of them
window-shop
verb [I] (-pp-)
They go to the shopping centre just to window-shop.
(Definition of window shopping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"window-shopping" in American English

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window-shoppingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈwɪn·doʊˌʃɑp·ɪŋ/
the activity of looking at products in store windows without buying them
window-shop
verb [I]  us   /ˈwɪn·doʊˌʃɑp/ (-pp-)
We like to stroll by storefronts (= walk slowly past stores with windows that let you see large spaces filled with their products) and window-shop.
(Definition of window-shopping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"window shopping" in Business English

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window shoppingnoun [U]

uk   us   COMMERCE, E-COMMERCE
the activity of going to a store or website to look at goods rather than to buy anything: 98% of the site's traffic is window shopping rather than spending.
window-shop
verb [I]
People were in the streets window-shopping and looking for places to eat.
(Definition of window shopping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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