Scoop

Definition of Scoop

n.1.A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
2.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.
3.(Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
4.A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
- J. R. Drake.
5.A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
6.The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
7.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.
8.an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a beat.
9.news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's divorce?.
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.
v. t.1.To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
[imp. & p. p. Scooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scooping.]
He scooped the water from the crystal flood.
- Dryden.
2.To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.
3.To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint.
- Arbuthnot.
1.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.

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