verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scoop
Related Words for scoopgouge, lift, dig, scrape, remove, shovel, ladle, spoon, dipper, bail, spade, trowel, beat, exclusive, sensation, revelation, news, lade, grub, gather
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Contemporary Examples of scoop
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
November 28, 2014
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
July 26, 2014
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
July 10, 2014
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
May 6, 2014
When the bucket came up with its first scoop of dirt, Metzler, the cemetery superintendent, walked over and looked at it.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns
November 22, 2013
Historical Examples of scoop
"I take it that Grant means to scoop in the Johnnies in detail," said Warner.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
If we just scoop out a little sand, we can launch the boat with everything in her.
Scoop out some of the inside, and fill them with the preserve.The Skilful Cook
No, what I want to get at is your idea of what should come to you, as a bonus, when I scoop the board.The Market-Place
The editors or local reporters watch for what they call a "scoop."Rural Life and the Rural School
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for scoop
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).