Scoop meaning

sko͝op
The definition of scoop is a lower, rounded neckline of a garment.

An example of scoop as an adjective is the phrase scoop neck dress which is a dress that shows cleavage.

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A rounded, usually low-cut neckline, as on a blouse or dress.
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To scoop is to dig out or hollow out.

An example of to scoop is to removed flour from a canister using a small shovel-like tool.

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Scoop is defined as a bowl-shaped utensil used for removing or moving an amount of something.

An example of a scoop is the utensil used to take ice cream out of a container and place it on a cone.

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An opening, as on the body of a motor vehicle, by which a fluid is directed inward.
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A scooping movement or action.

Made a nice scoop to catch the ball.

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A hollow area; a cavity.
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To take up and often reposition with a scoop.

Scooped popcorn into a bag.

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To hollow out by digging.
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To pick up, gather, or collect swiftly and smoothly.

Scoop up a handful of jelly beans.

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To top or outmaneuver (a competitor) in acquiring and publishing an important news story.
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Any of various utensils shaped like a small shovel or a ladle.
  • A kitchen utensil used to take up sugar, flour, etc.
  • A small utensil with a round bowl, for dishing up ice cream, mashed potatoes, etc.
  • A small, spoonlike surgical instrument.
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The deep shovel of a dredge or power shovel, which takes up sand, dirt, etc.
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The act or motion of taking up with or as with a scoop.
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The amount taken up at one time by a scoop.
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A hollowed-out place.
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Designating a rounded, somewhat low neckline in a dress, etc.
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To take up or out with or as with a scoop.
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To empty by bailing.
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To dig (out); hollow (out)
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To gather (in or up) as if with a scoop.
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To publish or broadcast a news item before (a competitor)
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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.

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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.

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The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
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A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.

He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.

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(automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
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The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
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A covered opening in an automobile's hood which allows cold air to enter the area beneath the hood.
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A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
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A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
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A special spinal board used by EMS staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.
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A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
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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.

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To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).

The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.

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(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.
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To consume an alcoholic beverage.

He was caught scooping in the local park.

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To make by digging out.
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Origin of scoop

  • Middle English scope from Middle Dutch Middle Low German schōpe bucket for bailing water

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Related to shovel. Compare Dutch schop (“spade").

    From Wiktionary