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Scoop meaning

scoop - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
  2. 2. get the better of; " the goal was to best the competition"
  3. 3. take out or up with or as if with a scoop; " scoop the sugar out of the container"
  4. 4. A beat.
  5. 5. To get a scoop, or a beat, on ( a rival).
  6. 6. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A spoon- shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
  9. 9. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
  10. 10. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
  11. 11. To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
  12. 12. To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.
  13. 13. To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
  14. 14. A large ladle; instrument for scooping.
  15. 15. To ladle up; dig out; make hollow.

scoop - examples of usage

  1. " Oh, I reckon the Almighty won't scoop any of us," said Fulkerson, with a piety of his own. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Talking of Yellow Journalism, by the way, the expressions " a beat," and " a scoop," for what we in England call an " exclusive" item of news, were unknown to me until I went to America. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. The fact that you have retained me to search for Mr. Hamilton will appear as a scoop in every evening paper which he controls, now, and the more publicity given to it, the better. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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