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Synonyms of shop in English:


  • 1 a shop selling all sorts of goods
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry;
    establishment, emporium, department store, supermarket, hypermarket, superstore, warehouse club, warehouse, factory outlet, chain store, mall, shopping mall, shopping centre, retail centre, megastore, bargain basement, concession, market, mart, stall, stand, booth, counter, trading post;
    British  multiple (shop/store), lock-up;
    informal shed
    North American informal big box
  • 2 he works in the machine shop
    workshop, workroom, plant, factory, works, manufacturing complex, industrial unit, business unit, mill, foundry, yard, garage, atelier, studio;
    British  shop floor
    archaic manufactory
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  • 1 we shop twice a week he was going to shop for spices in the market
    go shopping, do the shopping, buy what one needs/wants, buy things, go to the shops;
    buy, purchase, get, acquire, obtain, pick up, snap up, procure, stock up on, get in supplies of, look to buy, be in the market for
  • 2British informal the police got him to shop his fellow bank raiders
    inform on/against, betray, sell out, tell tales on, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break one's promise to, break faith with, stab in the back
    informal tell on, rat on, put the finger on, squeal on, stitch up, snitch on, peach on, sing about, sell down the river, blow the whistle on, do the dirty on
    British informal grass on, split on
    North American informal rat out, finger, fink on, drop a/the dime on
    Australian/New Zealand informal pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on
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