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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun scoop has 6 senses

Verb scoop has 2 senses


scoopn. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. schÜppe, and also to E. shove. See Shovel.].
  •  A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some had lain in the scoop of the rock."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.  [1913 Webster]
  •  a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an ice cream cone with two scoops.  [PJC]
  •  an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a beat.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's divorce?.  [PJC]
Scoop net, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river. -- Scoop wheel, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.
scoopv. t. [OE. scopen. See Scoop, n.].
  •  To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.  [1913 Webster]
    "He scooped the water from the crystal flood."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint."  [1913 Webster]
scoopv. t. 
     to report a story first, before (a rival); to get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival); -- used commonly in the passive; as, we were scooped. Also used in certain situations in scientific research, when one scientist or team of scientists reports their results before another who is working on the same problem.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


scoop, n. & v.
1 any of various objects resembling a spoon, esp.: a a short-handled deep shovel used for transferring grain, sugar, coal, coins, etc. b a large long-handled ladle used for transferring liquids. c the excavating part of a digging-machine etc. d Med. a long-handled spoonlike instrument used for scraping parts of the body etc. e an instrument used for serving portions of mashed potato, ice-cream, etc.
2 a quantity taken up by a scoop.
3 a movement of or resembling scooping.
4 a piece of news published by a newspaper etc. in advance of its rivals.
5 a large profit made quickly or by anticipating one's competitors.
6 Mus. a singer's exaggerated portamento.
7 a scooped-out hollow etc.
1 (usu. foll. by out) hollow out with or as if with a scoop.
2 (usu. foll. by up) lift with or as if with a scoop.
3 forestall (a rival newspaper, reporter, etc.) with a scoop.
4 secure (a large profit etc.) esp. suddenly.

scoop-neck the rounded low-cut neck of a garment. scoop-net a net used for sweeping a river bottom, or for catching bait.
scooper n. scoopful n. (pl. -fuls).
ME f. MDu., MLG schope bucket etc., rel. to SHAPE



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VB be concave, retire, cave in, render concave, depress, hollow, scoop, scoop out, gouge, gouge out, dig, delve, excavate, dent, dint, mine, sap, undermine, burrow, tunnel, stave in.


N perforator, piercer, borer, auger, chisel, gimlet, stylet, drill, wimble, awl, bradawl, scoop, terrier, corkscrew, dibble, trocar, trepan, probe, bodkin, needle, stiletto, rimer, warder, lancet, punch, puncheon, spikebit, gouge, spear, puncher, punching machine, punching press, punch pliers.

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