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re-shop
 v.— «Back at Target, manager Bonnie Meeker said she picks up two shopping-cart loads of items every time she walks past the checkout lanes, the consequence of what Meeker calls “re-shop.” “Re-shopping is our biggest frustration because people just drop stuff they decide they don’t want, especially at the checkout lanes.”» —“Tidy stores have short shelf life Workers scramble to pick up after shoppers” by Mary Radigan Grand Rapids Press (Michigan) Dec. 15, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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