[ skroop ]
/ skrup /

verb (used without object)

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


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

Origin of scroop

1780–90; blend of scrape and whoop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scroop


/ (skruːp) dialect /


(intr) to emit a grating or creaking sound


such a sound

Word Origin for scroop

C18: of imitative origin
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