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noun     shop pronunciation in British English
/ʃɒp/
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singularshop
pluralshops
  1. 1
    [countable] a place where you buy things or where you pay for a service

    We had lunch at a little coffee shop.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to a shop

      a shop window

    See also bull
  2. 2
    [countable] a business where something is made or repaired

    a shoe repair shop

  3. 3
    [uncountable] American a school subject in which students learn to work with tools and machines
    1. a.
      [countable] the classroom where students take shop courses

      All the saws are in the woodworking shop.

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