shop - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/ʃɒp/
present tense
I/you/we/theyshop
he/she/itshops
present participleshopping
past tenseshopped
past participleshopped
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to go to shops to look at and buy things
    shop at:

    I like to shop at the local supermarket.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] American to look for something that you want to buy
      shop for:

      Do you know anyone who’s shopping for a good used car?

  2. 2
    [transitive] British informal to inform the police or someone in authority about someone who has done something illegal or wrong

    Nobody I know would shop their friends to the police.

phrasal verbs