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scoop

noun  us   /skup/

scoop noun (TOOL)

[C] a tool with a handle and a curved, open end, used to dig out and move an amount of something: an ice-cream scoop [C] A scoop is also the amount held by a scoop: Just one scoop of mashed potatoes for me, please.

scoop noun (NEWS)

[C usually sing] a news story discovered and published by one newspaper before all the others [C usually sing] The scoop is also the most recent information or details: What’s the scoop on the new boss?

scoop

verb [T]  us   /skup/

scoop verb [T] (DIG OUT)

to use a scoop to dig out and move an amount of something: Scoop out the melon with a spoon. He scooped the sand into a bucket.

scoop verb [T] (PUBLISH)

to be the first newspaper to discover and publish a news story : Another paper scooped the story, just as we were about to publish it.
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