shop around - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
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.

See also main entry: shop