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window-shop

[win-doh-shop] /ˈwɪn doʊˌʃɒp/
verb (used without object), window-shopped, window-shopping.
1.
to look at articles in the windows of stores without making any purchases.
2.
to examine or evaluate merchandise for possible purchase, use, etc.:
Russian delegations are window-shopping in European factories.
verb (used with object), window-shopped, window-shopping.
3.
to look at (merchandise) in the windows of stores without making any purchases:
to window-shop shoes.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
Related forms
window-shopper, noun
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Examples from the web for window-shop
  • It's always free to window-shop, or kids can play outside near the pond.
  • As for shopping, visitors can find plenty of spots to window-shop or splurge on everything from trinkets to clothes to cars.
  • Take time to window-shop the many art galleries that have sprung up alongside the loud souvenir shops on the street.
British Dictionary definitions for window-shop

window-shop

verb -shops, -shopping, -shopped
1.
(intransitive) to look at goods in shop windows without buying them
Derived Forms
window-shopper, noun
window-shopping, noun
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