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"scoop" in British English

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scoopnoun [C]

uk   /skuːp/  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.

scoopverb [T]

uk   /skuːp/  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 amount held by a scoop: Just one scoop of mashed potatoes for me, please.
  • scoop noun (NEWS)

[C usually sing] The scoop is also the most recent information 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 news story : 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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