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noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a utensil with a short handle and a long, deep, curved bowl, used to take up sugar, grain, or the like.
She used a large scoop to feed the dog.
definition 2: a utensil with a thick handle and a small round bowl, used to serve ice cream or the like; ladle.
In the cafeteria, the mashed potatoes are doled out with a scoop.
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definition 3: the quantity of food or the like that fits in such utensils.
He added another scoop of coal.The child wanted two scoops of ice cream.
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definition 4: an act of gathering or picking up with a scoop or similar implement, or with the hands and arms.
With one scoop of her arms, the child gathered up her stuffed animals.
definition 5: a hollow indentation made with or as if with a scoop.
The small scoops in the sand were still visible.
definition 6: a news item found and made known exclusively by one newspaper, television station, or the like.
Our reporters were in the area when the fire broke out and were able to get the scoop.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scooped, scooping, scoops
definition 1: to dig out, lift out, or move with or as if with a scoop.
Who will scoop the ice cream?Scoop the flour into a measuring cup.
similar words:
dip, swoop
definition 2: to remove the contents of with or as if with a scoop; empty.
He scooped the bowl of his pipe until it was clean.
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excavate, hollow, lade, ladle
definition 3: to gather in or pick up swiftly (often fol. by up).
The grandmother scooped the baby into her arms.He scooped up the laundry that was scattered on the bed.
definition 4: to form (an indentation) with or as if with a scoop.
They scooped holes in the sand.
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burrow, excavate, hole, hollow
definition 5: to make a news item known before (a competitor).
The village newspaper scooped the major dailies on that story.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take away or gather in something with or as if with a scoop.
The bulldozers scooped until everything was cleared away.
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