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
: a handicraft establishment : atelier
: a building or room stocked with merchandise for sale : store
: a small retail establishment or a department in a large one offering a specified line of goods or services
: to examine goods or services with intent to buy
: to hunt through a market in search of the best buy
: to make a search : hunt
: in a circle or in circumference
: in, along, or through a circuit
: on all or various sides : in every or any direction
: on all sides of
: so as to encircle or enclose
: so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of
: being in existence, evidence, or circulation
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