* * *▪ I. shop shop 1 [ʆɒp ǁ ʆɑːp] noun [countable]
• The shops close at 5.30.
• a clothes shopˈbucket shop1. FINANCE a dishonest stockbroking firm that uses its clients' money to buy high-risk stocks and Commodities
• He got the cheap one-way ticket in a bucket shop.co-ˈoperative ˌshop COMMERCE
• Burton used to work behind the counter at the town's co-operative shop.ˈcorner ˌshop COMMERCEa small shop on a street where people live rather than in a town centre, that sells things that are needed every day such as food and newspapersˈfactory shopCOMMERCE a shop where people can buy slightly damaged goods for less money than the goods would cost in normal shopsˈmobile shop COMMERCEa large vehicle that has been changed into a shop and is driven from place to place:
• a mobile shop selling groceries and newspapers2. MANUFACTURING a place where things are made or repaired:
• a repair shopˈjob shop MANUFACTURINGa business, for example a small factory, that produces a particular quantity of goods only when it receives an order for them:
• They aim to be a superior job shop producing high value, specialty products.maˈchine shop1. also machine room MANUFACTURING the place in a factory where products are made using machines:
• One or two grinders in the machine shop have excessive maintenance costs.
• The new equipment was delivered and located in the East machine room.2. a company, often a small one, that makes things using machines:
• The new products will target machine shops and manufacturers of electrical equipment.ˈpaint shop MANUFACTURINGthe area in a car factory where cars are painted:
• Two production days were lost as the result of a fire in the paint shop.3. set up shop informal COMMERCE to start a business:
• Firms can get grants to set up shop in the area.4. talk shop to talk about things that are connected to your work, especially in a way that other people find boring:
• a group of salespeople talking shop— see also closed shop1. to go to one or more shops to buy things:shop for
• She went down town to shop for groceries.shop at
• Almost two-thirds of Americans shop at a convenience store at least once a week.2. go shopping to go to one or more shops to buy things, usually clothes, for enjoyment:
• Young kids don't have the money, but they go shopping with Mom.shop around phrasal verb [intransitive]to compare the price and quality of different things before you decide what to buy:shop around for
• Shop around for the best interest rates.— see also shopping
* * *Ⅰ.shop UK US /ʃɒp/ noun [C]► UK COMMERCE a place where people go to buy things: »
Our village shop sells mostly food and magazines.»
For more great bargains, visit our online shop!»
a book/clothes/shoe shop► COMMERCE, PRODUCTION a place where particular things are made or repaired: »
All our delivery bicycles are regularly checked in the repair shop.● be in the shops — Cf. be in the shops● mind the shop — Cf. mind the shop● set up shop — Cf. set up shop● talk shop — Cf. talk shop→ See also BODY SHOP(Cf. ↑body shop), BUCKET SHOP(Cf. ↑bucket shop), CLOSED SHOP(Cf. ↑closed shop), CORNER SHOP(Cf. ↑corner shop), FACTORY OUTLET(Cf. ↑factory outlet), GIFT SHOP(Cf. ↑gift shop), JOB SHOP(Cf. ↑job shop), MACHINE SHOP(Cf. ↑machine shop), MOBILE SHOP(Cf. ↑mobile shop), ONE-STOP(Cf. ↑one-stop)Ⅱ.shop UK US /ʃɒp/ verb (-pp-) COMMERCE► [I] to buy things, especially from stores: »
The new shopping mall is designed for people who love to shop.shop for sth »
She's always shopping for bargains.»
We usually shop at the local supermarket.shop with sb/sth »
Only shop with companies that offer a full after-sales service.»
Most people go shopping at the weekend.► [T] US INFORMAL if you shop a company, you try to make people interested in buying it: »
Management is shopping the company.
Financial and business terms. 2012.