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To shop, or to go shopping



to go to a conventional store to look at a product before buying it online for a cheaper price



to go to shops to look at and buy things

shop around

to go to several shops before you decide what particular thing to buy



to look at things in a shop without being sure whether you want to buy anything



to compare prices at different shops or companies before you buy something



if you change something you have bought, you take it back to the shop and get a different one

take back

to take something that you have bought back to the shops because it is broken or not suitable



to make an official order for goods

check out

to pay for your goods before leaving a supermarket or other large shop

hit the town/street etc

to go to a town, area etc, usually so that you can go shopping

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

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