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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)

“scoop” in American English

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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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