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  ( shops    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shopping    present participle)   ( shopped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A shop is a building or part of a building where things are sold.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=store) food shops., ...a record shop..., It's not available in the shops.     
in AM, usually use store     
2       verb   When you shop, you go to shops and buy things.  
He always shopped at the Co-op.      V prep/adv  
...some advice that's worth bearing in mind when shopping for a new carpet.      V prep/adv  
...customers who shop once a week.      V  
  shopper     ( shoppers    plural)    n-count  
...crowds of Christmas shoppers.     
3       n-count   You can refer to a place where a particular service is offered as a particular type of shop.  
n N  
...the barber shop where Rodney sometimes had his hair cut., ...your local video shop.     
4       verb   If you shop someone, you report them to the police for doing something illegal.  
INFORMAL   His father was so disgusted to discover his son was dealing drugs he shopped him to police...      V n to n  
Fraudsters are often shopped by honest friends and neighbours.      be V-ed  
    chip shop  
    coffee shop  
    corner shop  
    paper shop  
    pawn shop  
    print shop  
    sex shop  
    tea shop  
    talking shop  
    thrift shop  
6    If something is happening all over the shop, it is happening in many different places or throughout a wide area.  
all over the shop      phrase   PHR after v  
This gave them the freedom to make trouble all over the shop without fear of retribution.     
7    If you set up shop, you start a business.  
set up shop      phrase   V inflects  
He set up shop as an independent PR consultant...     
8    If you say that people are talking shop, you mean that they are talking about their work, and this is boring for other people who do not do the same work.  
to talk shop      phrase   V inflects  
If you hang around with colleagues all the time you just end up talking shop.      shop around      phrasal verb   If you shop around, you go to different shops or companies in order to compare the prices and quality of goods or services before you decide to buy them.  
Prices may vary so it's well worth shopping around before you buy...      V P  
He shopped around for a firm that would be flexible.      V P for n  

barber shop        ( barber shops    plural  )
in AM, also use barbershop      A barber shop is a shop where a barber works.      n-count  
beauty shop        ( beauty shops    plural  ) A beauty shop is the same as a beauty parlour.  
  (AM)      n-count  
betting shop        ( betting shops    plural  ) A betting shop is a place where people can go to bet on something such as a horse race.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=bookie's)  
charity shop        ( charity shops    plural  ) A charity shop is a shop that sells used goods cheaply and gives its profits to a charity.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use thrift shop     
chip shop        ( chip shops    plural  ) A chip shop is a shop which sells hot food such as fish and chips, fried chicken, sausages, and meat pies. The food is cooked in the shop and people take it away to eat at home or in the street.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=fish and chip shop)  
closed shop        ( closed shops    plural  ) If a factory, shop, or other business is a closed shop, the employees must be members of a particular trade union.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
...the trade union which they are required to join under the closed shop agreement.     
coffee shop        ( coffee shops    plural  ) , coffee-shop   A coffee shop is a kind of restaurant that sells coffee, tea, cakes, and sometimes sandwiches and light meals.      n-count  
corner shop        ( corner shops    plural  ) , corner-shop   A corner shop is a small shop, usually on the corner of a street, that sells mainly food and household goods.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use corner store     
duty-free shop        ( duty-free shops    plural  ) A duty-free shop is a shop, for example at an airport, where you can buy goods at a cheaper price than usual, because no tax is paid on them.      n-count  
fish and chip shop        ( fish and chip shops    plural  ) In Britain, a fish and chip shop is a shop which sells hot food such as fish and chips, fried chicken, sausages, and meat pies. The food is cooked in the shop and people take it away to eat at home or in the street.      n-count   (=chippy)  
paper shop        ( paper shops    plural  ) A paper shop is a shop that sells newspapers and magazines, and also things such as tobacco, sweets, and cards.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=newsagent)  
pawn shop        ( pawn shops    plural  ) , pawnshop   A pawn shop is a pawnbroker's shop.      n-count  
print shop        ( print shops    plural  ) A print shop is a small business which prints and copies things such as documents and cards for customers.      n-count  
sex shop        ( sex shops    plural  ) A sex shop is a shop that sells products that are associated with sexual pleasure, for example magazines, videos, and special clothing or equipment.      n-count  
share shop        ( share shops    plural  ) A share shop is a shop or Internet website where members of the public can buy shares in companies.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
shop assistant        ( shop assistants    plural  ) A shop assistant is a person who works in a shop selling things to customers.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use sales clerk     
shop floor      , shop-floor, shopfloor  
The shop floor is used to refer to all the ordinary workers in a factory or the area where they work, especially in contrast to the people who are in charge.  
  (BRIT)      n-sing   oft N n  
Cost must be controlled, not just on the shop floor but in the boardroom too.     
shop front        ( shop fronts    plural  ) , shopfront   A shop front is the outside part of a shop which faces the street, including the door and windows.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use storefront     
shop steward        ( shop stewards    plural  ) A shop steward is a trade union member who is elected by the other members in a factory or office to speak for them at official meetings.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
sweet shop        ( sweet shops    plural  ) , sweetshop   A sweet shop is a small shop that sells sweets and cigarettes, and sometimes newspapers and magazines.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   oft the N  
in AM, use candy store     
talking shop        ( talking shops    plural  ) If you say that a conference or a committee is just a talking shop, you disapprove of it because nothing is achieved as a result of what is discussed.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
tea shop        ( tea shops    plural  ) , teashop   A tea shop is a small restaurant where tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches, and light meals are served.  
  (BRIT)      n-count; n-in-names   (=tea room)  
thrift shop        ( thrift shops    plural  ) A thrift shop or thrift store is a shop that sells used goods cheaply and gives its profits to a charity.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use charity shop     

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show, shot, ship, slop

shoplift v.
to steal something from a shop or a store during trading hours

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The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
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