scoop up

phrasal verb

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

Examples of scoop up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tines are often thinner and curved to make scooping up materials easier. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2023 According to the New York Post, the two-time Super Bowl champ scooped up his former Kansas City home in 2019 in the affluent Briarcliff West neighborhood. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2023 The store also features a ton of Gibson brand merch to scoop up for souvenirs on the way out. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 The hotel, once a gentlemen's boardinghouse, is a paean to louche classicism, stocked with antiques and eclectic bric-a-brac that could have been scooped up on a European Grand Tour. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Nov. 2023 The move is the latest by private-equity firms to scoop up professional service providers as consulting growth in certain areas slows. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 Nevertheless, these are great deals to scoop up for your holiday shopping. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 6 Nov. 2023 Cloud providers are single points of failure and prime targets for hackers to scoop up everything from proprietary corporate communications to our personal photo albums and financial documents. Barath Raghavan, IEEE Spectrum, 5 Nov. 2023 Compost or manure forks, such as the A.M. Leonard Forged Steel Scoop Fork, generally have long handles (to provide good leverage) and are designed for scooping up compost, manure, mulch, and other materials. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Scoop up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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