In MI6 parlance, to be "shopped" means to be assassinated. To put it crudely, James Bond has a license to shop.

Editor's note. MI6 perhaps, but in normal British underworld slang, to be shopped is to be informed on, to be turned in to the police.

Shop (?), obs.

imp. of Shape. Shaped. Chaucer.

 

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Shop, n. [OE. shoppe, schoppe, AS. sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, LG. schup a shed, G. schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, OHG. scopf.]

1.

A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.

From shop to shop
Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks
The polished counter.
Cowper.

2.

A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.

A tailor called me in his shop.
Shak.

Shop is often used adjectively or in composition; as, shop rent, or shop-rent; shop thief, or shop-thief; shop window, or shop-window, etc.

To smell of the shop, to indicate too distinctively one's occupation or profession. --
To talk shop, to make one's business the topic of social conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's employment. [Colloq.]

Syn. -- Store; warehouse. See Store.

 

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Shop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shopped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shopping.]

To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.

He was engaged with his mother and some ladies to go shopping.
Byron.

 

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Shop (?), n.

1.

A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like, as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.; -- generally in deprecation.

2.

A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's shop; also, (Slang),

any of the various places of business which are commonly called offices, as of a lawyer, doctor, broker, etc.

3.

Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc. [Slang, Chiefly Eng.]

 

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