shop Definition

  • 1a building or part of a building where goods are sold, typically to the public
  • 2to visit one or more stores or websites to buy goods

Using shop: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shop" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to go to the shop to buy some groceries.

  • Example

    She loves to shop for clothes online.

  • Example

    The toy shop is closed on Sundays.

  • Example

    He shops at the same store every week.

shop Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for shop

Phrases with shop

  • to compare prices or quality of goods by visiting different stores or websites before making a purchase


    I always shop around before buying a new phone.

  • to shop for a long time without stopping, often until one is physically exhausted


    We went to the mall and shopped till we dropped.

  • set up shop

    to start a business or open a store in a particular location


    After years of working from home, she finally decided to set up shop in the city center.

Origins of shop

from Old English 'sceoppa', meaning 'booth or stall'


Summary: shop in Brief

The term 'shop' [ʃɑːp] refers to a building or place where goods are sold to the public. It can also mean to visit stores or websites to buy goods. Examples include 'I need to go to the shop to buy some groceries.' and 'She loves to shop for clothes online.' Phrases like 'shop around' and 'set up shop' are commonly used as well.

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