Definition of shop
- a course of instruction in a trade, as carpentry, printing, etc., consisting chiefly of training in the use of its tools and materials.
- a classroom in which such a course is given.
- to put into prison; jail.
- to behave treacherously toward; inform on; betray.
Idioms about shop
- to close a business temporarily, as at the end of the day.
- to suspend business operations permanently: They couldn't make a go of it and had to shut up shop.
Origin of shop
OTHER WORDS FROM shopin·ter·shop, adjective
Words nearby shop
How to use shop in a sentence
The deal, struck in November 2019, ran into trouble after coronavirus-related lockdowns closed shops around the world and curbed international travel, hitting demand for luxury goods.Tiffany sues LVMH after $16 billion deal collapses|Rachel King|September 9, 2020|Fortune
When two restaurants and a small retail shop all closed within a year of one another, my weekend sales dropped approximately 25 percent.Myths and Shame Shouldn’t Guide Cannabis Regulations|John Bertsch|September 8, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Previously, masks were required only on public transport, in shops, and in some school contexts.Five days is long enough for a coronavirus quarantine, says Germany’s top virologist|David Meyer|September 2, 2020|Fortune
The way customers shop has drastically changed during the pandemic so we needed to make sure our benefits addressed their top concerns and that we had an offering that was ready and available to them.Walmart’s Amazon Prime challenger is launching Sept. 15|radmarya|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Before getting this recommendation from a colleague, I was buying masks piecemeal from Etsy sellers and various shops, but I hadn’t found one that I felt fit right.
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The rapid rise of the sharing economy is changing the way people around the world commute, shop, vacation, and borrow.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remember being appalled that he killed off Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop.
They were getting more imaginative,” a pawn shop owner thinks of his addict customers in “Back of Beyond.
But at the instant I caught a sight of my counterfeit presentment in a shop window, and veiled my haughty crest.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Then a fat, untidy old man appeared in the doorway of a cubicle within the shop, and Edwin Clayhanger blushed.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
She wore a little red hood, and looked wistfully after Davy as the shop went out of sight.
Robin Hood stared at him for a moment with a puzzled expression, and then walked into his little shop, and Davy turned away.
His Shop is the Randenvous of spitting, where men dialogue with their noses, and their conversation is smoke.
British Dictionary definitions for shop
- in disarrayhis papers were all over the shop
- in every directionI've searched for it all over the shop
- to close business at the end of the day or permanently
- to become defensive or inactive
Word Origin for shop
Other Idioms and Phrases with shop
In addition to the idiom beginning with shop
- shop around
- bull in a china shop
- close up (shop)
- set up (shop)
- shut up (shop)
- talk shop