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shopping Syllabification: shop·ping
Pronunciation: /ˈSHäpiNG/

Definition of shopping in English:


[often as modifier]
1The action or activity of purchasing goods from stores: shopping is so exhausting—all those decisions! a busy shopping area
More example sentences
  • An additional escalator will be installed to take people up to the new shopping area.
  • The centre is a big part of Bradford's shopping area so it isn't good that some shops are empty.
  • A power cut on the busiest shopping day of the week affected both businesses and residents in Kendal.
1.1Goods bought from stores, especially food and household goods: I unloaded all the shopping
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  • The only evidence of them staying up late was the bags of shopping that were on the table.
  • Coming the other direction were loads of people all carrying huge bags of shopping and duvets bought at Morrisons.
  • She was seen heaving heavy bags of shopping through the Christmas crowds in North London three days after giving birth to her first child.
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