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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: shopping /ˈʃɒpɪŋ/
  1. 1
    the activity of going to a shop to buy things

    I don't like shopping very much.

    a shopping list

    go shopping/do the shopping:

    I don't suppose you've had a chance to go shopping yet?

    1. a.
      [only before noun] involving shopping
      a shopping spree (=when you buy a lot of things from a lot of shops):

      We went on a shopping spree and spent nearly £500.

    See also  window-shopping

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