scoop up

Definition of scoop up

informal
:to take or buy (something) in a quick and eager way
  • Customers scooped up the free samples.

Word by Word Definitions

scoop play
  1. : a large ladle

  2. : a deep shovel or similar implement for digging, dipping, or shoveling

  3. : a usually hemispherical utensil for dipping food

  1. : to take out or up with or as if with a scoop : dip

  2. : to pick up quickly or surreptitiously with or as if with a sweep of the hand

  3. : to empty by ladling out the contents

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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