a ladle or ladlelike utensil, especially a small, deep-sided shovel with a short, horizontal handle, for taking up flour, sugar, etc.
a utensil composed of a palm-sized hollow hemisphere attached to a horizontal handle, for dishing out ice cream or other soft foods.
a hemispherical portion of food as dished out by such a utensil: two scoops of chocolate ice cream.
the bucket of a dredge, steam shovel, etc.
Surgery. a spoonlike apparatus for removing substances or foreign objects from the body.
a hollow or hollowed-out place.
the act of ladling, dipping, dredging, etc.
the quantity held in a ladle, dipper, shovel, bucket, etc.
Journalism. a news item, report, or story first revealed in one paper, magazine, newscast, etc.; beat.
Informal. news, information, or details, especially as obtained from experience or an immediate source: What's the scoop on working this machine?
a gathering to oneself or lifting with the arms or hands.
Informal. a big haul, as of money.
Television, Movies. a single large floodlight shaped like a flour scoop.
to take up or out with or as if with a scoop.
to empty with a scoop.
to form a hollow or hollows in.
to form with or as if with a scoop.
to get the better of (other publications, newscasters, etc.) by obtaining and publishing or broadcasting a news item, report, or story first: They scooped all the other dailies with the story of the election fraud.
to gather up or to oneself or to put hastily by a sweeping motion of one's arms or hands: He scooped the money into his pocket.
to remove or gather something with or as if with a scoop: to scoop with a ridiculously small shovel.
- scooper, noun
- outscoop, verb (used with object)
- un·der·scoop, noun
- un·der·scoop, verb (used with object)
- un·scooped, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use scoop in a sentence
These clear glass tumblers are usually the vessels for heaping scoops of strawberry ice cream with a fudge swirl, whipped cream, and sprinkles, but they are equally useful for spicing up an after-work drink.How to Bring This Portland Restaurant’s Colorful Outdoor Oasis to Your Home | Emma Orlow | October 30, 2020 | Eater
The journalist has enough information for a big scoop about London’s corruption, but is afraid to hit “publish” because the authorities might retaliate against a captive friend.‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ review in progress: Virtual London is legit, but story’s a snooze so far | Gene Park | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
This shovel features a 15-inch-wide, 19-inch-long, rust-proof aluminum scoop that can handle debris, dirt, and rubble.
Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings are set to begin today, New Zealand’s election approaches, and we’ve got the scoop on what to expect at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit this week.
Anyone who hates having to stick their hand into coffee beans or grounds to find the scooper will get a kick out of the magnetic coffee scoop that comes with this container and sticks to the outside for easy access.Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day | PopSci Commerce Team | September 29, 2020 | Popular-Science
With a 1¾-inch ice cream scoop (or two spoons), scoop round balls of dough onto the prepared sheet pans.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Ina Garten | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The children desperately scoop the water out with their hands.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In stand mixer, mix cookie mix following the directions on the box, scoop 11 cookies onto baking sheet, place in oven.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship | Harley Morenstein | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
McClatchy was the winner and got the scoop, and I will live with that.Jill Abramson Talks Obama Secrecy and Her New York Times Firing | Eleanor Clift | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She refuses to speak on the record about an issue because she has already guaranteed that scoop to another magazine.Duke Porn Star Belle Knox Is Building Her Brand One Strip Club at a Time | Emily Shire | May 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jess laid the dog down on a bed of moss as she spoke, and started energetically to scoop up piles of the fragrant needles.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
Only blue ground showed, and there was a power scoop digging out more.The Flaming Mountain | Harold Leland Goodwin
The scoop which he used for the purpose would, he thought, be sufficient for throwing the water overboard.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Musakbut kug usa ka kumkum bugas, I will scoop out a handful of rice.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
We throw some pennies to another group, and the one nearest the coin picks it up by making a scoop of his flipper-like palm.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
British Dictionary definitions for scoop
a utensil used as a shovel or ladle, esp a small shovel with deep sides and a short handle, used for taking up flour, corn, etc
a utensil with a long handle and round bowl used for dispensing liquids
a utensil with a round bowl and short handle, sometimes with a mechanical device to empty the bowl, for serving ice cream or mashed potato
anything that resembles a scoop in action, such as the bucket on a dredge
a spoonlike surgical instrument for scraping or extracting foreign matter, etc, from the body
the quantity taken up by a scoop
the act of scooping, dredging, etc
a hollow cavity
slang a large quick gain, as of money
a news story reported in one newspaper before all the others; an exclusive
any sensational piece of news
(often foll by up) to take up and remove (an object or substance) with or as if with a scoop
(often foll by out) to hollow out with or as if with a scoop: to scoop a hole in a hillside
to win (a prize, award, or large amount of money)
to beat (rival newspapers) in uncovering a news item
sport to hit (the ball) on its underside so that it rises into the air
- scooper, noun
- scoopful, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012