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Meaning of “scoop” in the English Dictionary

"scoop" in British English

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scoopnoun [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 ​softsubstance or ​powder: a ​measuring scoop an ice-cream scoop the ​amountheld by a scoop: Just one scoop of ​mashedpotato for me, ​please.
  • scoop noun [C] (NEWS)

a ​story or ​piece of ​newsdiscovered and ​published by one ​newspaper before all the ​others: The ​papermanaged to ​secure a ​major scoop and ​broke the ​scandal to the ​world.

scoopverb [T]

uk   us   /skuːp/
(Definition of scoop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scoopnoun

 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 ​amountheld by a scoop: Just one scoop of ​mashedpotatoes for me, ​please.
  • scoop noun (NEWS)

[C usually sing] a ​newsstorydiscovered and ​published by one ​newspaper before all the ​others [C usually sing] The scoop is also the most ​recentinformation or ​details: What’s the scoop on the new ​boss?

scoopverb [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 ​newsstory : Another ​paper scooped the ​story, just as we were about to ​publish it.
(Definition of scoop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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