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window–shop

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verb win·dow–shop \ˈwin-dō-ˌshäp, -də-\

Simple Definition of window–shop

  • : to walk in front of stores and look at the products displayed in the windows without buying anything

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of window–shop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to look at the displays in retail store windows without going inside the stores to make purchases

window–shopper noun


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