shopping


shopping
noun
1 activity of shopping
ADJECTIVE
late-night, morning, weekend
back-to-school (AmE), Christmas, holiday (esp. AmE), last-minute, sales (BrE)

the back-to-school shopping season

a bit of (esp. BrE), a little

I thought we'd do a little shopping before the show.

family (BrE), food, grocery (esp. AmE), supermarket, weekly (esp. BrE)

I do the weekly shopping on a Saturday.

car, clothes, dress, etc.
catalogue, home, Internet, online

the move to home shopping using your computer

duty-free, tax-free
comparison

This website is a valuable resource for comparison shopping.

convenience (esp. BrE), one-stop

the consumers' demand for one-stop shopping

(= buying all they need in one place)
quality (esp. BrE)
serious (humorous)

Jenny went directly to town for some serious shopping.

heavy, light (both esp. BrE)
compulsive

to suffer from compulsive shopping disorder

… OF SHOPPING
afternoon, day
VERB + SHOPPING
be out, do, go, go out

She's doing some last-minute Christmas shopping.

When shall I do the shopping? (BrE)

We do our shopping on Saturdays.

I have to go shopping in town this afternoon.

come
take sb

Jade wants me to take her shopping for a new outfit.

SHOPPING + NOUN
bag, basket, cart (esp. AmE), trolley (BrE)
list
area, district
arcade (esp. BrE), complex, development (esp. BrE), mall (esp. AmE), parade (BrE), park (BrE), plaza (AmE), precinct (BrE), street (esp. BrE), strip (AmE)

the town's main shopping street

(see also shopping centre)
facilities (esp. BrE), outlet (esp. BrE)
channel, network (esp. AmE)

a home shopping network

site, website

an Internet shopping site

service

a personal shopping service

space (esp. BrE)

Developers plan to build 4 000 square feet of shopping space here.

destination

New York, the ultimate shopping destination

excursion, expedition, spree, trip

She won £10 000 and immediately went on a shopping spree.

day, hours, season

Only 22 shopping days left until Christmas!

outside normal shopping hours

the Christmas shopping season

environment (esp. BrE), experience

We ensure that our customers have an exceptional shopping experience.

habits

detailed portraits of consumers' shopping habits

voucher (BrE)
PHRASES
be on sb's shopping list (often figurative)

A new car is on my shopping list.

Improved electricity generation is one of the first things on the country's shopping list.

2 (esp. BrE) food, etc. bought in shops/stores ⇨ See also groceries
ADJECTIVE
heavy
VERB + SHOPPING
be laden with
carry
put away, unpack

They unpacked the shopping and put it away.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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