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scoop

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/ skup /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to remove or gather something with or as if with a scoop: to scoop with a ridiculously small shovel.
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Origin of scoop

1300–50; (noun) Middle English scope<Middle Dutch schōpe; (v.) Middle English scopen, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for scoop

scoop
/ (skuːp) /

noun
verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of scoop

scooper, nounscoopful, noun

Word Origin for scoop

C14: via Middle Dutch schōpe from Germanic; compare Old High German scephan to ladle, German schöpfen, Schaufel shovel, Dutch schoep vessel for baling
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