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"window shopping" in British English

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window shoppingnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​activity of ​spendingtimelooking at the ​goods on ​sale in ​shopwindows without ​intending to ​buy any of them
window-shop
verb [I] (-pp-)
They go to the ​shoppingcentre 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 ​storewindows without ​buying them
window-shop
verb [I]  us   /ˈwɪn·doʊˌʃɑp/ (-pp-)
We like to ​stroll by ​storefronts (= ​walkslowly past ​stores with ​windows that ​let you ​seelargespacesfilled with ​theirproducts) 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 ​windowshopping 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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