Meaning of window-shop

win•dow-shop

Pronunciation: (win'dō-shop"), [key]
— v., -shopped, -shop•ping.
—v.i.
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to look at (merchandise) in the windows of stores without making any purchases: to window-shop shoes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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