shop

I
n.
store

1) to manage, operate a shop

2) an antique shop; barbershop (esp. AE), barber's shop (BE); bookshop; butcher (AE), butcher's (BE); chemist's (BE); duty-free; gift; novelty; pastry shop; sweetshop (BE); thrift; toy shop

3) a draper's shop (BE; AE has dry-goods store)

4) at, in (she works in a shop)

workshop

5) a beauty (esp. AE); body; machine; paint; printing shop

place of work

6) a closed shop ('firm that hires only union members')

7) an open shop ('firm that hires union members and non-union members')

8) a union shop ('firm that hires only workers who will join the union if they are not already members')

misc.

9) to close down (a) shop ('to stop operations'); to set up shop ('to begin operations'); to talk shop ('to discuss one's work while not at work'); a coffee shop (AE; BE has coffee bar); a betting shop (BE; CE has book-maker's)

USAGE NOTE: Shop and store are CE. In BE, store tends to be used for a very large retail establishment (department store) and shop for the others (bookshop, sweetshop). In AE, store is used for all, regardless of size (department store, book store, candy store). However, AE can also use shop for a small specialized store (bookshop, millinery shop).
II
v.

1) (D; intr.) to shop for (to shop for food)

2) (misc.) to go shopping; let's go window shopping; to shop smb. to the police (BE; slang) ('to inform on smb. to the police')

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[ʃɒp]
a betting shop (BE; CE has bookmaker's) USAGE NO It. Shop and store are CE. In BE
bookshop
duty-free
let's go window shopping
operate a shop
pastry shop
printing shop
regardless of size (department store, book store, candy store) . However. AE can also use shop for a small specialized store (bookshop, millinery shop) .
store is used for all
store tends to be used for a very large retail establishment (departments/ore) and shop for the others (bookshop, sweetshop) . In AE
toy shop
to set up shop ('to begin operations')
to talk shop ('to discuss one's work while not at work')
to shop smb. to the police ('to inform on smb. to the police'; BE; slang)
butcher (AE)
a coffee shop (AE; BE has coffee bar)
barber's shop (BE)
butcher's (BE)
chemist's (BE)
sweetshop (BE)
barbershop (esp. AE)
in (she works in a shop)
(misc.) to go shopping
['store'] to manage
an antique shop
at
['place of work'] a closed shop ('firm that hires only union members')
a union shop ('firm that hires only workers who will join the union if they are not already members')
an open shop ('firm that hires union members and non-union members')
['misc. '] to close down (a) shop ('to stop operations')
a draper's shop (BE; AE has dry-goods store)
['workshop'] a beauty (esp. AE)
(D: intr.) to shop for (to shop for food)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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