Pronunciation Noun

scoop (plural scoops)

  1. Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually with a handle, used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
    She kept a scoop in the dog food.
  2. The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
    Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
    I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream.
  3. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
  4. A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
    He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
  5. (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
  6. The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
  7. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
    • J. R. Drake
      Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
  8. A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
  9. A special spinal board used by emergency medical service staff that divides laterally to scoop up patients.
  10. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
  11. (Scotland) The peak of a cap.
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  • Russian: воздухозаборник
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scoop (scoops, present participle scooping; past and past participle scooped)

  1. (transitive) To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
    He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
  2. (transitive) To make hollow; to dig out.
    I tried scooping a hole in the sand with my fingers.
  3. (transitive) To report on something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
    The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
  4. (music, often with "up") To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
  5. (slang) To pick (someone) up
    You have a car. Can you come and scoop me?

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