/keuhm par"euh seuhn shop'/, v., comparison-shopped, comparison-shopping.
1. to compare prices and quality of competing merchandise.
2. to compare prices and quality of merchandise in (competing stores) to determine the best value.
3. to compare prices and quality of (competing merchandise).

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