verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scoop
Examples from the Web for 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|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
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|Jimmy Breslin|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I think there's a scoop if you want to work it," said Pinney, darkly.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells
Cut a piece off each end, so they will stand, then scoop out, leaving the skins perfect.My Pet Recipes, Tried and True|Various
Peel the tomatoes, cut off the stem end and scoop out the core and seeds.
The Scoop continued its interesting discussion of the poem in the issue of October 24, under a caption of “Yo-ho-ho!”The Dead Men's Song|Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
Now Bartholemy thought he could scoop in the Spanish vessel.Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts|Frank Richard Stockton
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).