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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyshop around
he/she/itshops around
present participleshopping around
past tenseshopped around
past participleshopped around
  1. to go to several shops before you decide what particular thing to buy
    shop around for:

    I’m shopping around for a new winter coat.

    1. a.
      to consider several possibilities before making a choice about something that you want
      shop around for:

      I think Sue’s shopping around for a new boyfriend.

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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