window shopping

window shopping
window shopping window shopping shopping

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window shopping UK US noun [U] COMMERCE, E-COMMERCE
the activity of going to a store or website to look at goods rather than to buy anything: »

98% of the site's traffic is window shopping rather than spending.

window-shop verb [I]
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People were in the streets window-shopping and looking for places to eat.


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  • window-shopping — window .shopping n [U] the activity of looking at goods in shop windows without intending to buy them >window shopper n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • window-shopping — window ,shopping noun uncount the activity of looking at things in store windows but not buying anything ╾ window ,shopper noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • window-shopping — winˈdow shopping noun The activity of looking at goods in shop windows as the next best thing to buying them • • • Main Entry: ↑window * * * window shopping UK US noun [uncountable] the activity of looking at things in shop windows but not buying …   Useful english dictionary

  • window shopping — also window shopping N UNCOUNT If you do some window shopping, you spend time looking at the goods in the windows of shops without intending to buy anything …   English dictionary

  • window shopping —    When people go window shopping, they look at things in shop windows, without actually purchasing anything.     I haven t been paid yet, so I can only go window shopping …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • window-shopping — see window shopping …   English dictionary

  • window shopping — Synonyms and related words: buy, buying, buying power, buying up, catalog buying, coemption, consumer power, consumer sovereignty, consumerism, cornering, emption, hire purchase, impulse buying, installment buying, mail order buying, marketing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • window-shopping — UK / US noun [uncountable] the activity of looking at things in shop windows but not buying anything Derived word: window shopper noun countable Word forms window shopper : singular window shopper plural window shoppers …   English dictionary

  • window-shopping — noun (U) the activity of looking at goods in shop windows without intending to buy them window shopper noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • window-shopping — noun The browsing of shop windows without any intention of buying …   Wiktionary

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