1 noun
a) BrE a building or part of a building where things are sold to the public; store AmE: The shops in town close at 5.30. | toy shop/pet shop etc: Have you seen that new shoe shop?
b) a small shop that sells one particular type of thing: a candle shop
—see also: bucket shop, corner shop, coffee shop
2 MAKING/REPAIRING THINGS (C) a place where things are made or repaired: After assembly, the cars go to the paint shop to be painted. | a repair shop
—see also: shop floor, shop steward
3 SCHOOL SUBJECT (U) AmE a subject taught in schools that shows students how to use tools and machinery to make things out of wood and metal
4 set up shop informal to start a business
5 shut up shop informal to close a shop or business, either temporarily or permanently
6 talk shop informal to talk about things that are connected to your work, especially in a way that other people find boring: I'm fed up with you two talking shop.
7 all over the shop BrE spoken
a) scattered around untidily: There were bits of paper all over the shop.
b) confused and disorganized: I'm all over the shop this morning.
8 GO SHOPPING (singular) BrE spoken an occasion when you go shopping, especially for food and other things you need regularly: doing the weekly shop
2 verb shopped, shopping
1 (I) to go to one or more shops to buy things
(+ for): I was shopping for a new dress, but couldn't find anything I liked. —see also: window­shopping
2 go shopping
a) BrE to go to one or more shops to buy things, often for enjoyment
b) especially AmE to go to shops to buy clothes
3 (T) BrE informal to tell the police about someone who has done something illegal: He was shopped by his ex-wife.
— shopper noun (C) shop around phrasal verb (I) to compare the price and quality of different things before you decide which to buy: Shop around before you decide which insurance policy to take out.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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