scoop

noun
\ ˈsküp How to pronounce scoop (audio) \

Definition of scoop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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
2a : the action of scooping
b : the amount contained by a scoop
3a : a hollow place : cavity
b : a part forming or surrounding an opening for channeling a fluid (such as air) into a desired path
4a : information especially of immediate interest
5 : a rounded and usually low-cut neckline on a woman's garment

called also scoop neck

scoop

verb
scooped; scooping; scoops

Definition of scoop (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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 upscoop up the treat
2 : to empty by ladling out the contents
3 : to make hollow : dig out
4 : beat sense 5a(2) scooped the rival newspaper

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Other Words from scoop

Noun

scoopful \ ˈsküp-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce scoopful (audio) \ noun

Verb

scoopable \ ˈskü-​pə-​bəl How to pronounce scoopable (audio) \ adjective
scooper noun

Synonyms for scoop

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of scoop in a Sentence

Noun a backhoe with a large scoop The story turned out to be the political scoop of the year. She always knows the scoop. Here's the scoop on how to clean leather. Verb She has a job scooping ice cream. He scooped flour into the bowl. A backhoe was scooping dirt from the hole. The children scooped handfuls of marbles from the pile. He scooped the dice off the table and rolled again. Scoop a hole in the dough for the filling. The city's biggest newspaper got scooped by a weekly paper that released the story a full day before.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The European Union could fork over as much as $10 billion to pay for a massive batch of COVID vaccine doses made by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, Reuters reports in a big scoop. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The great disconnect: Big cash is surging into the markets, and yet COVID is socking stocks," 20 Nov. 2020 This time Republicans were triggered by Facebook and Twitter interfering with tweets that spread the New York Post’s questionable Hunter Biden scoop in October. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Social media: Everyone’s sharing, no one is taking responsibility," 20 Nov. 2020 Place an ice cream scoop full of the stuffing mixture into each cup of the prepared muffin tin. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals How She's Making the Most of Quarantine," 19 Nov. 2020 The Rubicon 392 has a bulging air scoop in the hood. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Jeep unveils high-horsepower V8 Wrangler," 17 Nov. 2020 Driving into Oxford territory on its first drive of the second quarter, Briarwood fumbled and Miguel Mitchell scoop and return netted 47 setting the Yellow Jackets up at the 11. al, "Opportunistic Oxford beats Briarwood 35-14, sets up rematch with Pinson Valley," 14 Nov. 2020 On Thursday, Double Rainbow is opening its first scoop shop in decades — just two doors down from the original location that debuted in 1976. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "’70s ice cream classic Double Rainbow returns to San Francisco," 9 Nov. 2020 Chris and Sarah Wynn opened Wynn’s Ice Cream Co., a gourmet scoop shop, in the North City development in San Marcos on Saturday. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: New restaurant, rooftop bar and scoop shop debut countywide," 20 Oct. 2020 Its stand outside the Hamline Church Dining Hall might be dark this summer, but Izzy’s downtown Minneapolis scoop shop has all the signature flavors, plus Izzy Pop frozen dipped mini-scoops on a stick, and mini ice-cream sandwiches. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "10 Twin Cities restaurants that have popular fair foods on the menu," 27 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb One of the nation's largest student art sales, the MCAD event has become known as a place for collectors to scoop up emerging talent. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis College of Art and Design's annual art sale goes virtual," 18 Nov. 2020 Wearing oven mitts, cut each potato in half and scoop out the centers with a spoon (but leave the skins intact) and place the pulp in a mixing bowl. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Burns on glass-top stove aren’t there to stay," 18 Nov. 2020 For sure thought Pat Riley would be in the middle of at least one trade, at least as a discount shopper to scoop someone up. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Could Heat restock their draft basket?," 17 Nov. 2020 Financial’s clients used the downturn as an opportunity to scoop up riskier positions -- including in the beaten-down energy sector -- while rotating away from safer groups like consumer staples and utilities. Sarah Ponczek, Bloomberg.com, "Day Traders Say They Told You So in Market Bending to Their Will," 9 Nov. 2020 As with internet choreography, rising beauty trends, and family pranks popular among the bold and outspoken generation, the video app is a solid place to scoop up gift ideas. Erin Parker, Glamour, "35 Cool Gifts for Teenage Girls, According to Teens on TikTok," 5 Nov. 2020 The Bay Area real estate market continued its roaring recovery in September, as buyers took advantage of ultra-low mortgage rates to scoop up a shrinking number of homes for sale at an astonishing pace. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area home buyers scoop up shrinking inventory at furious pace," 19 Oct. 2020 If there were ever a pair of Chuck Taylors to scoop up, these are the ones to buy now and have forever. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "The New Converse Collab Is Pure Art," 13 Oct. 2020 Line two large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Without peeling, cut the squash in half, scoop out and discard the seeds (or save for roasting). Washington Post, "Discover the nutty goodness of kabocha squash with this stellar sauce," 25 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scoop

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for scoop

Noun

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

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The first known use of scoop was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

23 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Scoop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoop. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for scoop

scoop

noun
How to pronounce scoop (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of scoop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of scoop (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

noun
\ ˈsküp How to pronounce scoop (audio) \

Kids Definition of scoop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

scoop

verb
scooped; scooping

Kids Definition of scoop (Entry 2 of 2)

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

scoop

noun
\ ˈsküp How to pronounce scoop (audio) \

Medical Definition of scoop

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

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