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scoop

scoop

 
 
pronunciation:
skup
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tool with a short handle attached to a deep, curved bowl, used to take up food or grain.
The farmer used a scoop to feed corn to the chickens.
definition 2: a tool with a thick handle attached to a small round bowl; ladle.
Use this scoop to serve the ice cream.
similar words:
ladle
definition 3: the amount of food that fits in a scoop.
Do you want one or two scoops of ice cream?
similar words:
dip
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scooped, scooping, scoops
definition 1: to lift with a scoop, or as if with a scoop.
I scooped flour into the bowl.
similar words:
dip, swoop
definition 2: to remove with a scoop, or as if with a scoop; empty.
He scooped sand out of his shoes.
similar words:
excavate, hollow, ladle
definition 3: to gather in or pick up swiftly.
Grandmother scooped the children into her arms.
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