1 groceries food, etc. ⇨ See also ↑shopping

my weekly groceries


He walked in and set the bag of groceries down on the floor.

buy, get (esp. AmE)

Mom wanted me to get the groceries.

Where do you buy your groceries?


We have our groceries delivered.

bag (AmE), pack
put away, unload, unpack (all esp. AmE)
2 (esp. AmE) used before a noun
bag, sack (AmE)
items (BrE, AmE)
cart (AmE)
shopping (BrE, AmE)

I have to do some grocery shopping.

store (BrE, AmE)
3 (esp. BrE) (AmE usually grocery store) shop/store ⇨ See also ↑supermarket
corner, local, neighbourhood/neighborhood

the corner grocery (esp. BrE)

the corner grocery store (esp. AmE)

checkout (AmE)

a grocery checkout

a grocery store checkout (both AmE)

aisle, shelves (both esp. AmE)
clerk (AmE)

a grocery clerk

a grocery store clerk (both AmE)

business, chain

a grocery business/chain (BrE, AmE)

a grocery store business/chain (AmE)

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