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scroop

[ skroop ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to emit a harsh, grating sound:

    The gate scrooped as he swung it shut.



noun

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

scroop

/ skruːp /

verb

  1. intr to emit a grating or creaking sound


noun

  1. such a sound
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scroop1

1780–90; blend of scrape and whoop
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scroop1

C18: of imitative origin
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Example Sentences

A victim of the waning governess trade, Miss Ellington must take a position at the crumbling Scroop Hall.

Battle of Shipton moor; prince Henry dispersed the 8,000 insurgents under Scroop, by seizing the persons of their leaders.

Jerry caught at one of the hall chairs, and made it scroop on the stone floor.

Old Mr Paul pushed back his chair and made it scroop loudly on the summer-house floor, as he bared his yellow teeth in a grin.

Our party consisted of my two brothers, young Scroop and Musgrave, and a naval officer, Wilson.

Meantime Frank and Scroop and the Captain also began walking on, and hoped soon to overtake him.

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