- 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 someone or something with a quick continuous movement She scooped the child up in her arms. He quickly scooped his clothes from the chair.
- 3 scoop somebody/something to publish a story before all the other newspapers, television companies, etc. The paper had inside information and scooped all its rivals.
NAmE//skup//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scoop
he / she / it scoops
past simple scooped
-ing form scooping