scoop (plural scoops)
- 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.
- 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.
- The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
- A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
- He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
- (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
- The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
- A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
- J. R. Drake
- Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
- J. R. Drake
- A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
- A special spinal board used by emergency medical service staff that divides laterally to scoop up patients.
- A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
- (Scotland) The peak of a cap.
- French: pelle
- German: Schaufel, Schippe, Kelle
- Italian: mestolo, cucchiaione
- Portuguese: concha
- Russian: ковш
- Spanish: cucharón
- German: Kaffeelöffel (of coffee); Kugel (of icecream)
- Italian: cucchiaiata, mestolata, palettata
- Portuguese: conchada, concha
- Spanish: cucharazo, cucharada
- German: Exklusivmeldung, Scoop, Knüller, Exklusivbericht
- Italian: colpo giornalistico, notizia in esclusiva, primizia, anteprima, anticipazione
- Portuguese: furo jornalístico
- Russian: горячая новость
- Spanish: primicia, chiva f (Colombia), tubazo m (Venezuela)
- Russian: воздухозаборник
- German: Schaufel
- German: Schlag
scoop (scoops, present participle scooping; past and past participle scooped)
- (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.
- (transitive) To make hollow; to dig out.
- I tried scooping a hole in the sand with my fingers.
- (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.
- (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.
- (slang) To pick (someone) up
- You have a car. Can you come and scoop me?