shop around

Definition of shop around

1 :to look for the most suitable item or service for the lowest price
  • Shop around first before you buy a car.
  • She is shopping around for a bank with low fees.
2 :to try to get a company to publish or produce (something)
  • He shopped his manuscript around, but no publishers were interested.

Word by Word Definitions

shop play
  1. : a handicraft establishment : atelier

  2. : a building or room stocked with merchandise for sale : store

  3. : a small retail establishment or a department in a large one offering a specified line of goods or services

  1. : to examine goods or services with intent to buy

  2. : to hunt through a market in search of the best buy

  3. : to make a search : hunt

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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