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 up scoop 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

dipper, ladle, spoon

Synonyms: Verb

bucket, dip, lade, ladle, spoon

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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

As the board surges a few inches forward and backward with each left-right scoop, a realization soon sets in: My shoulders are burning. Roy M. Wallack, Los Angeles Times, "A water workout so hard that just standing up is an accomplishment," 7 Aug. 2019 Inspired by old-timey radio shows — complete with over-the-top sound effects — this serial podcast follows a plucky journalist looking for her big scoop. Frannie Ucciferri, Washington Post, "Common Sense Media shares 25 great podcasts for kids," 6 Aug. 2019 It was created in the image of a lighthouse to represent the light the organization shines in children’s lives: one marshmallow covered in yellow sprinkles on an upside down sugar cone topped with several ice cream scoops. Krislyn Placide, sun-sentinel.com, "Nonprofits concoct sweet creations during Hoffman’s Chocolates Ice Cream Sundae competition," 18 July 2019 This motion continues, and eventually the first scoop of water comes out at the other end. Ben Finio, Scientific American, "Lift Water with an Archimedes Screw," 11 July 2019 Be the first to hear the scoop about the show-stopping conclusion for season 6 and what awaits in season 7 of Marvel’s flagship television show. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Here’s your Thursday schedule," 4 July 2019 But for those who did want the scoop, a black majority signaled an upcoming win. Sofia Deleniv, Discover Magazine, "When Ignorance Is Bliss," 19 Mar. 2019 The new models will be powered by Apple’s A13 chip and will still be equipped with Lightning ports rather than USB-C. The news comes from Guilherme Rambo at 9to5Mac, who has produced some reliable Apple scoops in recent months. Anna Washenko, Ars Technica, "Leaks reveal a trio of iPhone 11 releases to come from Apple this fall," 23 July 2019 Dylan's Candy Bar: Select locations are giving away free scoops from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "National Ice Cream Day brings free ice cream, deals and contests Sunday," 19 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

When sliced in half lengthwise eggplant can be scooped out, combined with additional ingredients, like beans and herbs, and stuffed. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "The Health Benefits of Eggplants," 8 Aug. 2019 Emcee Ed Arnold, third from right, and project team members scoop dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the relocation of a Vietnam War-era A-4 Skyhawk jet to Heroes Hall at the Orange County fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Daily Pilot, "Fairgrounds breaks ground on new base for display of military jet," 8 Aug. 2019 Undecided eaters should order the Dealer’s Choice, scoops randomly picked by Notorious employees. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Seven new South Florida ice cream shops for National Ice Cream Day 2019," 18 July 2019 Rapidly growing companies like Venmo, Square, and Chime, another banking startup, are scooping up underbanked and younger clientele that fall outside the core market for traditional banks. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Square is pulling further ahead of Venmo, boosted by reaching the underbanked," 4 July 2019 Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam’s busy port, the farm is a futuristic three-story floating structure where one robot milks the cows and another automatically scoops up the manure that gives the enterprise its familiar smell. Washington Post, "Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production," 30 June 2019 Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam’s busy port, the farm is a futuristic three-story floating structure where one robot milks the cows and another automatically scoops up the manure that gives the enterprise its familiar smell. Mike Corder, BostonGlobe.com, "Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production," 29 June 2019 Babinec traveled from her Parma home to the sanctuary in Geauga County and spent many hours helping to care for the cats, including feeding them, scooping litter boxes, performing other chores and giving the animals attention. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Parma Anima Shelter shares pet-care tips for lazy, hazy summer days: Sun Postings," 25 June 2019 Chinese companies, like HNA Group Co. and Greenland Holding Group, scooped up trophy assets in big U.S. cities. Craig Karmin, WSJ, "Half Dozen Investors Bidding for Anbang Hotel Portfolio," 21 June 2019

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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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scoop

noun

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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