shop1 [ ʃap ] noun **
1. ) count a place where you buy things or where you pay for a service: STORE:
We ate lunch at a little coffee shop.
a copy/barber/pawn shop: I need to go to the pawn shop and to get my watch back.
a ) only before noun relating to a shop:
a shop window
=> BULL1
2. ) count a business where something is made or repaired:
an auto body shop
a shoe repair shop
Todd works in a machine shop.
3. ) uncount AMERICAN a school subject in which students learn to work with tools and machines
a ) count the classroom where students take shop courses
close (up) shop AMERICAN
1. ) to stop working at the end of the day:
You'll have to come back tomorrow I'm about to close up shop.
2. ) to close down a business:
They closed shop last January when a chain store opened nearby.
set up shop
1. ) to start a business, especially a business that involves selling things
2. ) INFORMAL to start an activity of any type
talk shop
to talk about your work, especially in a way that is boring for other people
shop 2 [ ʃap ] verb intransitive **
to go to stores to look at and buy things:
shop at: I like to shop at the mall because there are so many stores to choose from.
a. AMERICAN to look for something that you want to buy:
shop for: Do you know anyone who's shopping for a good used car?
,shop a`round phrasal verb intransitive
to go to several stores before you decide what particular thing to buy:
shop around for: I'm shopping around for a new coat.
a. to consider several possibilities before making a choice about something you want:
shop around for: I think Sue's shopping around for a new boyfriend.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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