UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɒp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃɑp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shop)

Inflections of 'shop' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
shop /ʃɑp/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  shopped, shop•ping. 
  1. [countable] a store, esp. a small one.
  2. a small store or department in a large store selling a special type of goods:[countable]the ski shop at Smith's.
  3. Building a place for doing skilled artistic or manual work;
    workshop:[countable]a carpenter's shop.
  4. any factory, office, or business:[countable]How are things at the shop these days?
  5. Education
    • Education[uncountable] a school course in a trade, in which the use of tools is taught:took shop in high school.

  1. to visit shops for buying or examining goods:[no object]My parents went out to shop.
  2. to purchase without visiting stores:[no object]to shop by telephone.
  3. to search;
    hunt:[+ for + object]shopping for a husband.
  1. Idiomsset up shop, to open as a business:set up shop in a small building but soon expanded.
  2. Idiomstalk shop, to talk about a shared trade, profession, or business:At the party the two dentists talked shop instead of mingling with the other guests.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shop  (shop),USA pronunciation n., v.,  shopped, shop•ping, interj. 
  1. a retail store, esp. a small one.
  2. a small store or department in a large store selling a specific or select type of goods:the ski shop at Smith's.
  3. Buildingthe workshop of a craftsperson or artisan.
  4. Buildingthe workshop of a person who works in a manual trade;
    place for doing specific, skilled manual work:a carpenter's shop.
  5. any factory, office, or business:Our ad agency is a well-run shop.
  6. Education
    • Educationa course of instruction in a trade, as carpentry, printing, etc., consisting chiefly of training in the use of its tools and materials.
    • a classroom in which such a course is given.
  7. one's trade, profession, or business as a subject of conversation or preoccupation.
  8. set up shop, to go into business;
    begin business operations:to set up shop as a taxidermist.
  9. shut up shop: 
    • to close a business temporarily, as at the end of the day.
    • to suspend business operations permanently:They couldn't make a go of it and had to shut up shop.
  10. talk shop, to discuss one's trade, profession, or business:After dinner we all sat around the table and talked shop.

  1. to visit shops and stores for purchasing or examining goods.
  2. to seek or examine goods, property, etc., offered for sale:Retail merchants often stock their stores by shopping in New York.
  3. to seek a bargain, investment, service, etc. (usually fol. by for):I'm shopping for a safe investment that pays good interest.

  1. to seek or examine goods, property, etc., offered for sale in or by:She's shopping the shoe stores this afternoon.
  2. British Terms[Chiefly Brit. Informal.]
    • to put into prison;
    • to behave treacherously toward;
      inform on;
  3. Slang Termsto try to sell (merchandise or a project) in an attempt to obtain an order or contract.

  1. (used in a store, shop, etc., in calling an employee to wait on a customer.)
  • 1250–1300; Middle English shoppe (noun, nominal), Old English sceoppa booth; akin to scypen stall, shippon, German Schopf lean-to, Schuppen shed

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shop /ʃɒp/ n
  1. a place, esp a small building, for the retail sale of goods and services
  2. an act or instance of shopping, esp household shopping
  3. a place for the performance of a specified type of work; workshop
  4. all over the shopinformal in disarray: his papers were all over the shop
  5. in every direction: I've searched for it all over the shop
  6. shut up shopto close business at the end of the day or permanently
  7. to become defensive or inactive
  8. talk shopto speak about one's work, esp when meeting socially, sometimes with the effect of excluding those not similarly employed
vb (shops, shopping, shopped)
  1. (intransitive) often followed by for: to visit a shop or shops in search of (goods) with the intention of buying them
  2. (transitive) slang chiefly Brit to inform on or betray, esp to the police
Etymology: Old English sceoppa stall, booth; related to Old High German scopf shed, Middle Dutch schoppe stall
'shop' also found in these entries:
Collocations: shop for [shoes, bargains], a [shoe, thrift, tourist, computer, stationery, furniture, barber] shop, the shop [sign, door, entrance], more...

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