AskDefine | Define scoop

Dictionary Definition



1 the quantity a scoop will hold [syn: scoopful]
2 a hollow concave shape made by removing something [syn: pocket]
3 a news report that is reported first by one news organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials" [syn: exclusive]
4 street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate [syn: soap, max, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, goop, Georgia home boy, easy lay]
5 the shovel or bucket of dredge or backhoe [syn: scoop shovel]
6 a large ladle; "he used a scoop to serve the ice cream"


1 take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container" [syn: scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up]
2 get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition" [syn: outdo, outflank, trump, best]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /skuːp/, /sku:p/
  • Rhymes: -uːp


  1. Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually including a handle used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
    She kept a scoop in the dog food
  2. The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
    Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
    I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream
  3. A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
    He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.''
  4. An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
  5. The digging attachment on a front-end loader.


any cup- or bowl-shaped object
amount held by a scoop
  • Mandarin: (of loose material) (sháo) (e.g. 咖啡 one scoop of coffee), (of solid material) (qiú) (e.g. 冰淇淋 one scoop of ice-cream)
news learned and reported before anyone else
  • Finnish: skuuppi
  • Mandarin: (dújiāxīnwén)
  • Spanish: primicia
opening in an automobile to admit air


  1. To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
    He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
  2. To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
    The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
  3. To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.


lift, move, or collect with or as though with a scoop
learn something before (someone else)


Extensive Definition

Scoop may refer to:

Related to journalism

Related to the shape

  • A shovel-like tool, particularly one deep and curved, used in digging, the act of using such a tool, or a rough measure of volume equal to the carrying capacity of a scoop
  • Scoop stretcher, (or clamshell, Robertson Orthopedic Stretcher), a device used specifically for casualty lifting
  • Scoop (utensil), a specialized spoon for serving


scoop in German: Scoop (Begriffsklärung)
scoop in French: Scoop
scoop in Italian: Scoop
scoop in Hebrew: סקופ (פירושונים)
scoop in Dutch: Scoop
scoop in Japanese: スクープ
scoop in Polish: Scoop
scoop in Portuguese: Scoop
scoop in Swedish: Scoop (flera betydelser)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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