scoop

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Related to shovel. Compare Dutch schop (spade).

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scoop (plural scoops)

  1. Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually with a handle, used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
    She kept a scoop in the dog food.
  2. The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
    Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
    I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream.
  3. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
  4. A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
    He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
  5. (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
  6. The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
  7. A covered opening in an automobile's hood which allows cold air to enter the area beneath the hood.
  8. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
    • J. R. Drake
      Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
  9. A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
  10. A special spinal board used by EMS staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.
  11. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.

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scoop (third-person singular simple present scoops, present participle scooping, simple past and past participle scooped)

  1. (transitive) To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
    He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
    • 2011 December 27, Mike Henson, “Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham”, BBC Sport:
      Their first clear opportunity duly came courtesy of a mistake from Russell Martin, who was hustled off the ball by Bale, but the midfielder scooped his finish well over the top as he bore down on the Norwich goal.
  2. (transitive) To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
    The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
  3. (music, often with "up") To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
  4. To consume an alcoholic beverage.
    He was caught scooping in the local park.

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scoop m (invariable)

  1. scoop (news learned and reported before anyone else)

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