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.

Nearby words

  1. scrollwork,
  2. scrome,
  3. scrooch,
  4. scrooge,
  5. scrooge, ebenezer,
  6. scrophulariaceous,
  7. scrorp,
  8. scrotal hernia,
  9. scrotal septum,
  10. scrotal tongue

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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