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English definition of “scoop sth/sb up”

scoop sth/sb up

phrasal verb with scoop     /skuːp/ verb [T]
to lift something or someone with your hands or arms in a quick movement : She scooped the children up and ran with them to safety . I scooped up my belongings into my handbag .Raising and lowering
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