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scoop

noun [C] uk   us   /skuːp/

scoop noun [C] (TOOL)

a tool with a deep bowl-shaped end that is used to dig out and move a soft substance or powder: a measuring scoop an ice-cream scoop the amount held by a scoop: Just one scoop of mashed potato for me, please.

scoop noun [C] (NEWS)

a story or piece of news discovered and published by one newspaper before all the others: The paper managed to secure a major scoop and broke the scandal to the world.

scoop

verb [T] uk   us   /skuːp/

scoop verb [T] (TOOL)

to move something with a scoop or with something used as a scoop: He scooped the sand into a bucket with his hands.

scoop verb [T] (WIN)

to get a large number of votes or prizes: The socialist party is expected to scoop up the majority of the working-class vote.

scoop verb [T] (NEWS)

to be the first newspaper to discover and print an important news story: Just as we were about to publish the story, we were scooped by a rival paper.
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