To actively search and compare options before making a selection or choice of vendor.(verb)
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Use "shop around" in a sentence
"Meeting her in an elevator haphazardly, as I did one fine morning at the Four Seasons, where I had taken my son and grandson to swim in the pool for a few days and shop around Beverly Hills for the darling little-boy outfits that Jewish grandmothers are always on the lookout for, I could see she was surprised to see me, and she asked, “What are you up to?”"
"On the way, Holmes asked the driver to stop at a photographic shop around the corner from the St Francis."