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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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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/

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 ​largenumber of ​votes or ​prizes: The ​party is ​expected to scoop up the ​majority of the ​working-classvote.

scoop verb [T] (NEWS)

to be the first ​newspaper to ​discover and ​print an ​importantnewsstory: Just as we were about to ​publish the ​story, we were scooped by a ​rivalpaper.
(Definition of scoop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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