scoop up

Definition of scoop up


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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a large ladle

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

    :  a usually hemispherical utensil for dipping food

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

    :  to empty by ladling out the contents

    :  to make hollow :  dig out

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

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

    :  up into or in the

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

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : 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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a brief usually trivial fact

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