Scoop (?), n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. schüppe, and also to E. shove. See Shovel.]


A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.


A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.

3. (Surg.)

A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.


A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.

Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
J. R. Drake.


A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.


The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.

Scoop net, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river. --
Scoop wheel, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.


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Scoop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scooped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scooping.] [OE. scopen. See Scoop, n.]


To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.

He scooped the water from the crystal flood.


To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.


To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.

Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint.


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Scoop (?), n.

A beat. [Newspaper Slang]


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Scoop, v. t.

To get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival). [Newspaper Slang]


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