from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To look at merchandise in store windows or showcases without making purchases.
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- v. to engage in window-shopping; to browse the windows of shops with no intention of buying anything
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
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Henken, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, remembers when his family would window-shop through downtown after a movie, and virtually the entire contents of a store could be seen.
It's my only day off and I just want to window-shop, have lunch at the diner.
I don't want to go to City Hall or anything, but the more I window-shop or lurk along the edges of The Wedding Industry -- glossy magazines, reality shows, websites -- the less I see myself participating in its rituals.
Maybe better, less noisy low-light performance blacks end up with dark-orange confetti on them sometimes; maybe a larger sensor, if there's any consistent way to find out how big the sensors are on the cameras I window-shop.
It doesn't cost much to window-shop or take a neighborhood drive, and sometimes that's all it takes to find yourself in the full grip of the Christmas spirit.
When she emerged from the Metro, she made herself window-shop, skimming the fiction titles propped in the window of Kramerbooks and admiring the low riders displayed in the darkened Lucky Brand Jeans store.
Emily Becker, 28, and husband Joe Becker, 29, window-shop near Emily's San Francisco office during their lunch break.
These days, because pricing matters, bookshops tend to be the places I window-shop more and more in, while the internet is the place I buy.
Robert trailed them all over Knightsbridge, watching them window-shop, eat crepes, gawk at other shoppers.
WOLF: Visitors window-shop, catch up on the news or even play chess.