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NOUN (6)

1. the quantity a scoop will hold;
[syn: scoop, scoopful]

2. a hollow concave shape made by removing something;
[syn: scoop, pocket]

3. a news report that is reported first by one news organization;
- Example: "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"
[syn: exclusive, scoop]

4. street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate;
[syn: soap, scoop, max, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, goop, Georgia home boy, easy lay]

5. the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe;
[syn: scoop, scoop shovel]

6. a large ladle;
- Example: "he used a scoop to serve the ice cream"


VERB (2)

1. take out or up with or as if with a scoop;
- Example: "scoop the sugar out of the container"
[syn: scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up]

2. get the better of;
- Example: "the goal was to best the competition"
[syn: outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scoop \Scoop\, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch["u]ppe, and also to E. shove. See Shovel.] 1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats. [1913 Webster] 2. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine. [1913 Webster] 3. (Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies. [1913 Webster] 4. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow. [1913 Webster] Some had lain in the scoop of the rock. --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster] 5. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop. [1913 Webster] 6. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling. [1913 Webster] 7. a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an ice cream cone with two scoops. [PJC] 8. an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a beat. [Newspaper or laboratory cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 9. news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's divorce?. [informal] [PJC] Scoop net, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river. Scoop wheel, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scoop \Scoop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scooped; p. pr. & vb. n. Scooping.] [OE. scopen. See Scoop, n.] 1. To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out. [1913 Webster] He scooped the water from the crystal flood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry. [1913 Webster] 3. To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation. [1913 Webster] Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scoop \Scoop\, v. t. to report a story first, before (a rival); to get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival); -- used commonly in the passive; as, we were scooped. Also used in certain situations in scientific research, when one scientist or team of scientists reports their results before another who is working on the same problem. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beat \Beat\, n. 1. One that beats, or surpasses, another or others; as, the beat of him. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The act of one that beats a person or thing; as: (a) (Newspaper Cant) The act of obtaining and publishing a piece of news by a newspaper before its competitors; also, the news itself; -- also called a scoop or exclusive. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] It's a beat on the whole country. --Scribner's Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] (b) (Hunting) The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively. "Driven out in the course of a beat." --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Bears coming out of holes in the rocks at the last moment, when the beat is close to them. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] (c) (Fencing) A smart tap on the adversary's blade. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "scoop": account, acquaintance, alveolation, alveolus, announcement, antrum, armpit, article, bail, basin, beat, bit, blue book, bore, bowl, brass tacks, briefing, bucket, budget of news, bulletin, burrow, butt, cavity, chip, chunk, clip, clipping, collop, communication, communique, concave, concavity, copy, crater, crumb, crypt, cup, cut, cutting, data, datum, decant, delve, depression, dig, dig out, dike, dip, dipper, directory, dish, dish out, dish up, dispatch, dollop, dope, dredge, drill, drive, end, enlightenment, essential facts, essentials, evidence, excavate, exclusive, facts, factual information, familiarization, fold, follicle, fork, fragment, funnel chest, furrow, gather, gather up, gen, general information, gob, gobbet, gouge, gouge out, groove, grub, guidebook, handout, hard information, hole, hollow, hollow out, hollow shell, hunk, incidental information, info, information, instruction, intelligence, knowledge, lacuna, lade, ladle, latest, lift, light, low-down, lower, lump, mention, message, mine, modicum, moiety, morsel, news item, notice, notification, paring, particle, pick up, piece, pit, pocket, poop, pour, presentation, promotional material, proof, publication, publicity, punch bowl, quarry, rasher, release, report, revelation, sap, scoop out, scrabble, scrap, scrape, scratch, shard, shaving, shell, shiver, shovel, shred, sidelight, sink, sinus, slice, sliver, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, socket, spade, splinter, spoon, spoon out, spot news, statement, stitch, story, stump, sweep up, take in, take up, tatter, the data, the details, the dope, the facts, the goods, the information, the know, the particulars, the picture, the scoop, the score, the specifics, the whole story, transmission, trench, trough, truth, tunnel, vug, white book, white paper, word