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]

People were in the streets window-shopping and looking for places to eat.

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  • window-shop — [win′dōshäp΄] vi. window shopped, window shopping to look at displays of goods in store windows without entering the stores to buy window shopper n …   English World dictionary

  • window-shop — USA This is an exception to the no shop provision in an acquisition or merger agreement that allows the target company or seller to discuss and negotiate unsolicited third party offers during a specified period of time between the signing and… …   Law dictionary

  • window-shop — window ,shop verb intransitive to go window shopping …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • window-shop — /ˈwɪndoʊ ʃɒp / (say windoh shop) verb (i) (window shopped, window shopping) to look at articles in shopwindows instead of actually buying. –window shopper, noun –window shopping, adjective, noun …  

  • window-shop — win′dow shop v. i. shopped, shop•ping to look at items in store windows without making any purchases win′dow shop per, n …   From formal English to slang

  • window-shop — verb examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only • Hypernyms: ↑shop, ↑browse • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP …   Useful english dictionary

  • window-shop — verb look at the goods in shop windows, especially without intending to buy. Derivatives window shopper noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • window-shop — verb to engage in window shopping; to browse the windows of shops with no intention of buying anything See Also: window shopping …   Wiktionary

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