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1‘a shop selling all sorts of goods’
store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry
boutique, salon, parlour
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, multiple shop, multiple store, lock-up
North American minimart, convenience store, mini-mall
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
1‘we shop twice a week’
go shopping, do the shopping, buy what one needs, buy what one 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
2‘the police got him to shop his fellow bank raiders’
inform against, inform on, betray, sell out, tell tales on, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break one's promise to, break faith with, stab in the back
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
grass on, split on
North American rat out, finger, fink on, drop a dime on, drop the dime on
NZ Australian pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on
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