Definitions for: Scoop


[n] a large ladle; "he used a scoop to serve the ice cream"
[n] the shovel or bucket of dredge or backhoe
[n] a news report that is reported first by one news organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"
[n] the quantity a scoop will hold
[n] a hollow concave shape made by removing something
[v] get the better of
[v] take out or up with or as if with a scoop
[v] profit suddenly



Webster (1913) Definition: Scoop, n.
A beat. [Newspaper Slang]


Scoop, v. t.
To get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival). [Newspaper Slang]


Scoop, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa,
akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch["u]ppe, and also to E.
shove. See Shovel.]
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.

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.


Scoop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scooped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Scooping.] [OE. scopen. See Scoop, n.]
1. To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.

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.

Synonyms: best, exclusive, lift out, make a scoop, outdo, outflank, pocket, scoop out, scoop shovel, scoop up, scoopful, take up, trump

See Also: account, backhoe, beat, beat out, concave shape, concavity, containerful, crush, dredge, incurvation, incurvature, ladle, news report, outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart, profit, remove, report, shell, shovel, story, take, take away, trounce, turn a profit, vanquish, withdraw, write up

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