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scoop

noun \ ˈsküp \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of scoop

1 a : a large ladle
b : a deep shovel or similar implement for digging, dipping, or shoveling
c : a usually hemispherical utensil for dipping food
d : a small spoon-shaped utensil or instrument for cutting or gouging
2 a : the action of scooping
b : the amount contained by a scoop
3 a : a hollow place : cavity
b : a part forming or surrounding an opening for channeling a fluid (such as air) into a desired path
4 a : information especially of immediate interest
b : beat 5b
5 : a rounded and usually low-cut neckline on a woman's garment called also scoop neck

scoopful

play \ˈsküp-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of scoop in a Sentence

  1. a backhoe with a large scoop

  2. The story turned out to be the political scoop of the year.

  3. She always knows the scoop.

  4. Here's the scoop on how to clean leather.

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Origin and Etymology of scoop

Middle English scope, from Middle Dutch schope; akin to Old High German skepfen to shape — more at shape

scoop Synonyms


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scoop

verb

Definition of scoop

transitive verb
1 a : to take out or up with or as if with a scoop : dip
b : to pick up quickly or surreptitiously with or as if with a sweep of the hand often used with up
  • scoop up the treat
2 : to empty by ladling out the contents
3 : to make hollow : dig out
4 : beat 5a(2)
  • scooped the rival newspaper

scoopable

play \ˈskü-pə-bəl\ adjective

scooper

noun

Examples of scoop in a Sentence

  1. She has a job scooping ice cream.

  2. He scooped flour into the bowl.

  3. A backhoe was scooping dirt from the hole.

  4. The children scooped handfuls of marbles from the pile.

  5. He scooped the dice off the table and rolled again.

  6. Scoop a hole in the dough for the filling.

  7. The city's biggest newspaper got scooped by a weekly paper that released the story a full day before.

Recent Examples of scoop from the Web

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First Known Use of scoop

14th century

scoop Synonyms

Synonyms
bucket, lade, ladle, dip, spoon
Related Words
bail; deplete, drain, eliminate, empty, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); dish; slop; decant, draw, pump, siphon (also syphon), suction
Near Antonyms
pour; fill


SCOOP Defined for English Language Learners

scoop

noun

Definition of scoop for English Language Learners

  • : a kitchen tool like a spoon that has a usually thick handle and a deep bowl for taking something from a container

  • : something that is shaped like a bowl or bucket and used to pick up and move things

  • : the amount of something that is held in a scoop


scoop

verb

Definition of scoop for English Language Learners

  • : to pick up and move (something) with a scoop, a spoon, etc.

  • : to pick up (something or someone) in one quick, continuous motion

  • : to make (a hole, hollow, etc.) by using a scoop, spoon, etc.


SCOOP Defined for Kids

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scoop

noun \ ˈsküp \

Definition of scoop for Students

1 : the amount held by a scoop
  • I ate a scoop of ice cream.
2 : a kitchen utensil resembling a deep spoon and used for digging into and lifting out a soft substance
  • an ice cream scoop
3 : a motion made with or as if with a scoop
4 : a large deep shovel for digging, dipping, or shoveling

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scoop

verb

Definition of scoop for Students

scooped; scooping
1 : to take out or up with or as if with a dipping motion
  • They started kicking water at each other and scooping it up …
  • —Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons
2 : to make something (as a hole) by creating a hollow place

Medical Dictionary

scoop

noun \ ˈsküp \

medical Definition of scoop

: a spoon-shaped surgical instrument used in extracting various materials (as pus or foreign bodies)


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