shop around

Definition of shop around

  1. 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. 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

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

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

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

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

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation

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