- to emit a harsh, grating sound: The gate scrooped as he swung it shut.
- a scrooping sound.
- ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids.
Origin of scroop
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Examples from the Web for scroop
His best friend, Scroop, plots to kill him, but is detected and put to death.William Shakespeare
The schooner drifted away, with Captain Scroop at the wheel.Jack Harvey's Adventures
Ruel Perley Smith
Archbishop Scroop beheaded at York, England, for insurrection.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology</p>
Several of the families of Scroop, Plessey, and Frank, were buried here.The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire
C. J. Davison Ingledew
"I hope we shall have better luck than those Musgraves had," said Scroop.The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 1
- (intr) to emit a grating or creaking sound
- such a sound
C18: of imitative origin
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