Shop - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃɑːp|  American pronunciation of the word shop
Brit.  |ʃɒp|  British pronunciation of the word shop


- a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services (syn: store)
he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
- small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done (syn: workshop)
- a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)
I built a birdhouse in shop


- do one's shopping
She goes shopping every Friday
- do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of (syn: frequent, patronize, sponsor)
- shop around; not necessarily buying (syn: browse)
- give away information about somebody (syn: betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shit, snitch, stag, tell on)

Extra examples

I took the car to the shop to get new brakes.

I am taking shop this semester.

I made a table in shop.

The wood shop is down the hall.

Where do you like to shop?

I like to shop at locally owned stores.

She is shopping for a new car.

Many people now shop online.

She's shopping her idea for a film.

His own mother shopped him to the police.

She works in a shop.

It's not available in the shops.

I built a birdhouse in shop.

Never shop on your friends.

Usually she shops for clothes at the local thrift shop store.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shop
he/she/it: shops
present participle: shopping
past tense: shopped
past participle: shopped
singular: shop
plural: shops
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