Learn useful phrasal verbs for Shopping in English with examples.
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Phrasal Verbs for Shopping
- Meaning: Reduce the amount of something
- Examples: We aim to bring down prices on all our computers.
- Meaning: Give money in order to buy something
- Examples: I paid good money for that sofa, so it should last.
- Meaning: To see something is worth trying
- Examples: Anna put on the coat.
Queue up/line up
- Meaning: Wait for something in a line
- Examples: Some people queued up all night to get into the store.
- Meaning: Record an amount of money by pressing buttons on a cash register
- Examples: She rang up all the items on the till.
- Meaning: Sell the whole supply/ capacity
- Examples: I’m sorry, we’ve sold out of shoes.
- Meaning: Compare prices before buying
- Examples: We often shop around for the best deal.
- Meaning: Remove a piece of clothing
- Examples: He took off my wet boots and made me sit by the fire.
- Meaning: Put on a piece of clothing to see if it fits
- Examples: You should try the shoes on before you buy them.
- Meaning: Test something to see if you like it
- Examples: John hopes to try out his new running shoes this weekend.
- Meaning: To visit briefly
- Examples: I’m going to pop into the store for a moment.
Do up (UK)
- Meaning: To fasten something
- Example: You don’t need to do up the top button.
- Meaning: To be very noticeable
- Example: Your red dress really stands out against all those dull brown ones.
- Meaning: To choose / select
- Example: Can you help me pick out a wedding dress?
Wear in (UK)
- Meaning: To loosen or soften some new clothing by wearing it
- Example: That sweater will feel better after you wear it in.
Set (someone) back
- Meaning: To cost someone a particular amount of money, especially a large amount
- Example: Anna’s new laptop must have set her back $1000.
Look out for
- Meaning: To watch or check regularly for something or to search for something
- Example: I always look out for deals when I’m shopping.
Go with smt
- Meaning: To seem good, natural, or attractive in combination with something
- Example: Which shoes go best with this dress?
Splash out (UK)
- Meaning: Spend money freely
- Example: She splashed out on a Lexus.