Definition of scoop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scoop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skuːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scoop
    BrE BrE//skuːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːp//
     
    he / she / it scoops
    BrE BrE//skuːps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːps//
     
    past simple scooped
    BrE BrE//skuːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːpt//
     
    past participle scooped
    BrE BrE//skuːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːpt//
     
    -ing form scooping
    BrE BrE//ˈskuːpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to move or lift something with a scoop or something like a scoop scoop something (+ adv./prep.) She scooped ice cream into their bowls. First, scoop a hole in the soil. Scoop out the melon flesh. scoop something up (+ adv./prep.) He quickly scooped the money up from the desk.
  2. 2scoop somebody/something (up) (+ adv./prep.) to move or lift somebody/something with a quick continuous movement She scooped the child up in her arms. He quickly scooped his clothes from the chair.
  3. 3scoop somebody/something to publish a story before all the other newspapers, television companies, etc. The paper had inside information and scooped all its rivals.
  4. 4scoop something (informal) to win something, especially a large sum of money or a prize He scooped £10 000 on the lottery. Last year, the programme scooped the Best Drama award.
  5. Word Origin Middle English (originally denoting a utensil for pouring liquids): from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schōpe ‘waterwheel bucket’; from a West Germanic base meaning ‘draw water’; related to the verb shape.
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