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noun shop pronunciation in British English /ʃɒp/
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  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. 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.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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