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scroop

[ skroop ]
/ skrup /
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verb (used without object)

to emit a harsh, grating sound: The gate scrooped as he swung it shut.

noun

a scrooping sound.
ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids.

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Origin of scroop

1780–90; blend of scrape and whoop
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British Dictionary definitions for scroop

scroop
/ (skruːp) dialect /

verb

(intr) to emit a grating or creaking sound

noun

such a sound

Word Origin for scroop

C18: of imitative origin
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