shop around

phrasal verb

shopped around; shopping around; shops 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.

Examples of shop around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the hot package being shopped around town, Emmy, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Award winner Paul Walter Hauser is attached to star as the legendary comedian. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 12 Apr. 2024 Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco company with more than a dozen bakery shops around the Bay Area, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 Polls would be shopped around for weeks, including candidates who ran last time and have maintained a decent following among the liberal base, such as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2020, or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Phillip M. Bailey, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2024 Now, his brand operates 17 shops around the world, including a stall at the downtown Miami food hall Julie & Henry’s. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 There's going to be more opportunity to shop around, and likely a wider array of services, from deluxe agents who charge a premium price to discount agents with more limited services — similar to what exists in other markets like stock brokers and travel agents. Scott Horsley, NPR, 22 Mar. 2024 The savings are especially significant for the uninsured, but research shows that even patients with health insurance may be able to save money by shopping around. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2024 In 2020, a seller was shopping around an album that John Lennon had autographed for Mark David Chapman, who later fatally shot him. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 Retailer closing 1,000 stores 03:43 Rising challenges Dollar Tree stores are grappling with consumers who are more likely to shop around for bargains after two years of at times bruising inflation, experts say. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2024

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“Shop around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shop%20around. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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