Hillary Clinton is scooping up millions in speaking fees while positioning herself for a White House run.
Rising up from scooping bay, the steep topography—hemmed by hills of evergreens—promises panoramas at practically every turn.
At home, I start the day by scooping out a couple of heaping tablespoons of Starbucks espresso roast into my Breville machine.
American Hustle was the other big winner, scooping 10 nominations, the same number as 12 Years A Slave.
After scooping up statuettes early in her career, she has been chronically snubbed by the Academy.
The current which he opposes has been scooping out its channel for ages.
Mrs. Mills was out on the pavement, scooping at the air with her right arm.
scooping up some water in the hollow of his hand, he drank a deep and refreshing draught.
In that case these fellows doubled and turned north after scooping me in.
Jimmy's is bending his knees, and getting his shovel so low that it looks like scooping off the floor.
mid-14c., "to bail out," from scoop (n.) and from Low German scheppen "to draw water," from Proto-Germanic *skuppon (cf. Old Saxon skeppian, Dutch scheppen, Old High German scaphan, German schöpfen "to scoop, ladle out"), from PIE root *skeubh- (cf. Old English sceofl "shovel," Old Saxon skufla; see shove (v.)). In the journalistic sense from 1884. Related: Scooped; scooping.
early 14c., "utensil for bailing out," from Middle Dutch schope "bucket for bailing water," from West Germanic *skopo (cf. Middle Low German schope "ladle"), from Proto-Germanic *skop-, from PIE *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (see scabies). Also from Middle Dutch schoepe "a scoop, shovel" (Dutch schop "a spade," related to German Schüppe "a shovel," also "a spade at cards").
Meaning "action of scooping" is from 1742; that of "amount in a scoop" is from 1832. Sense of "a big haul, as if in a scoop net" is from 1893. The journalistic sense of "news published before a rival" is first recorded 1874, American English, from earlier commercial slang verbal sense of "appropriate so as to exclude competitors" (c.1850).