scoop

Most people think of ice cream when they think of the noun scoop, but journalists who get a story before others also get a scoop, and dog owners need to scoop up after their dogs or else they will get a ticket for littering.

When a newspaper reporter gets a scoop, it means they beat every other reporter to publish an important story. Other meanings of scoop come from the shape and motion of a scoop, which is hollowed out and looks kind of like a pocket. Also, if you pick up a little dog into your arms, you might say you scooped it up. Scoop is one of many words that can be a noun and a verb, even in the same sentence: when you go to an ice cream shop you can ask your server to give you one, two, or three scoops.

Primary Meanings of scoop

1.
nv
the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe
take out or up with or as if with a scoop
2.
n
a news report that is reported first by one news organization
3.
n
street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
4.
v
get the better of
Full Definitions of scoop
1

n the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe

Synonyms:
scoop shovel
Type of:
shovel
a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle

n the quantity a scoop will hold

Synonyms:
scoopful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

n a hollow concave shape made by removing something

Synonyms:
pocket
Type of:
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
a shape that curves or bends inward

n a large ladle

“he used a scoop to serve the ice cream”
Type of:
ladle
a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another

v take out or up with or as if with a scoop

scoop the sugar out of the container”
Synonyms:
lift out, scoop out, scoop up, take up
Types:
dip
scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
2

n a news report that is reported first by one news organization

“he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials”
Synonyms:
exclusive
Type of:
account, news report, report, story, write up
a short account of the news
3

n street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Synonyms:
Georgia home boy, easy lay, goop, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, max, soap
Type of:
GHB, gamma hydroxybutyrate
a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape
4

v get the better of

Synonyms:
best, outdo, outflank, trump
Types:
outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart
defeat by more skillful maneuvering
outgeneral
surpass in generalship
Type of:
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

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