UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɒpɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(shoping)

From the verb shop: (⇒ conjugate)
shopping is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [daily, weekly, family, household] shopping
  2. [city-center, out-of-town] shopping
  3. do the shopping in a [supermarket, hypermarket, grocery store]
  4. is out shopping in the [supermarket]
  5. need to do [the, my] shopping
  6. [a bag, bags, several bags] of shopping
  7. bags [full, crammed] of shopping
n as adj
  1. was [carrying, heaving, hoisting] shopping bags
  2. a shopping [spree, trolley, cart, bag, experience, list]
  3. a [busy, popular, large, small, new] shopping center
  4. shopping [trends, habits, studies]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [shoe, thrift, tourist, computer, stationery, furniture, barber] shop
  2. [an online, an internet, a pop-up] shop
  3. a family- [owned, run, managed] shop
  4. a [large, small, cool, great, busy] shop
  5. an [auto, electronics] repair shop
  6. the [daily, weekly, household] shop
  7. [open, close, set up] a shop
  8. open (up) shop in [Chicago]
  9. [live, work] above a shop
  10. [build, design, launch] an online shop
  11. [stop, we're just] talking shop
  12. a [slow, busy, great] day at the shop
n as adj
  1. the shop [sign, door, entrance]
  2. the shop [owner, assistant, manager]
  3. shop talk
  1. shop for [shoes, bargains]
  2. shop by [brand, category, price]
  3. shop [by telephone, online]
  4. shop till you drop
  5. shop and [order, compare, save, buy]
  6. shop (around) for a new [TV, car, stereo]
  7. shop around for [the best, a good] deal
  8. slang, UK: shopped him (to the police)
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