verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scoop
Related Words for scoopinggouge, lift, dig, scrape, remove, shovel, ladle, spoon, dipper, bail, spade, trowel, beat, exclusive, sensation, revelation, news, lade, grub, gather
Examples from the Web for scooping
Contemporary Examples of scooping
Rising up from scooping bay, the steep topography—hemmed by hills of evergreens—promises panoramas at practically every turn.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015
December 19, 2014
Hillary Clinton is scooping up millions in speaking fees while positioning herself for a White House run.‘Clinton Inc.’ Author Dishes on Monica Lewinsky and the Blue Dress
July 23, 2014
American Hustle was the other big winner, scooping 10 nominations, the same number as 12 Years A Slave.BAFTA Nominations: ‘Gravity’ Beats Out British Favorite ’12 Years a Slave’
January 8, 2014
At home, I start the day by scooping out a couple of heaping tablespoons of Starbucks espresso roast into my Breville machine.The Starbucks Shutdown Petition Is Baloney
October 11, 2013
After scooping up statuettes early in her career, she has been chronically snubbed by the Academy.Oscar's Diva Smackdown!
February 8, 2010
Historical Examples of scooping
The current which he opposes has been scooping out its channel for ages.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
He was ladling the pobs into the child's mouth, and scooping the overflow from her chin.The Manxman
The boy was down on his knees, scooping at something with his hands.The Young Treasure Hunter
Frank V. Webster
"I hope I'll have five hundred like you," he said, scooping it up under his arm.The Wrong Woman
Charles D. Stewart
Now I submit that this is not the Place to seek for the scooping power of a glacier.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
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).