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Friday, May 15, 2015

Definitions for scroop

  1. to emit a harsh, grating sound: The gate scrooped as he swung it shut.
  2. a scrooping sound.
  3. ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids.

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Citations for scroop
The engine started and the car moved forward, but the buckled wheel scrooped against the frame. Nevil Shute, On the Beach, 1957
His chair scrooped as he pushed it away and returned to the balcony. Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters, 2002
Origin of scroop
1780-1790
Scroop is echoic in origin, and is thought to be a blend of scrape and whoop. It entered English in the late 1700s.