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English definition of “shop”


noun [C]     /ʃɒp/ (mainly US store)
A1 a building or part of a building where you can buy things: a book shop a shoe shop to go to the shops a shop window → See also charity shopShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
(Definition of shop noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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