- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Word Origin Middle English (originally denoting a utensil for pouring liquids): from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schōpe
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//