scoop

[skoop]
noun
1.
a ladle or ladlelike utensil, especially a small, deep-sided shovel with a short, horizontal handle, for taking up flour, sugar, etc.
2.
a utensil composed of a palm-sized hollow hemisphere attached to a horizontal handle, for dishing out ice cream or other soft foods.
3.
a hemispherical portion of food as dished out by such a utensil: two scoops of chocolate ice cream.
4.
the bucket of a dredge, steam shovel, etc.
5.
Surgery. a spoonlike apparatus for removing substances or foreign objects from the body.
6.
a hollow or hollowed-out place.
7.
the act of ladling, dipping, dredging, etc.
8.
the quantity held in a ladle, dipper, shovel, bucket, etc.
9.
Journalism. a news item, report, or story first revealed in one paper, magazine, newscast, etc.; beat.
10.
Informal. news, information, or details, especially as obtained from experience or an immediate source: What's the scoop on working this machine?
11.
a gathering to oneself or lifting with the arms or hands.
12.
Informal. a big haul, as of money.
13.
Television, Movies. a single large floodlight shaped like a flour scoop.
verb (used with object)
14.
to take up or out with or as if with a scoop.
15.
to empty with a scoop.
16.
to form a hollow or hollows in.
17.
to form with or as if with a scoop.
18.
to get the better of (other publications, newscasters, etc.) by obtaining and publishing or broadcasting a news item, report, or story first: They scooped all the other dailies with the story of the election fraud.
19.
to gather up or to oneself or to put hastily by a sweeping motion of one's arms or hands: He scooped the money into his pocket.
verb (used without object)
20.
to remove or gather something with or as if with a scoop: to scoop with a ridiculously small shovel.

Origin:
1300–50; (noun) Middle English scope < Middle Dutch schōpe; (v.) Middle English scopen, derivative of the noun

scooper, noun
outscoop, verb (used with object)
underscoop, noun
underscoop, verb (used with object)
unscooped, adjective
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scoop (skuːp)
 
n
1.  a utensil used as a shovel or ladle, esp a small shovel with deep sides and a short handle, used for taking up flour, corn, etc
2.  a utensil with a long handle and round bowl used for dispensing liquids
3.  a utensil with a round bowl and short handle, sometimes with a mechanical device to empty the bowl, for serving ice cream or mashed potato
4.  anything that resembles a scoop in action, such as the bucket on a dredge
5.  a spoonlike surgical instrument for scraping or extracting foreign matter, etc, from the body
6.  the quantity taken up by a scoop
7.  the act of scooping, dredging, etc
8.  a hollow cavity
9.  slang a large quick gain, as of money
10.  a news story reported in one newspaper before all the others; an exclusive
11.  any sensational piece of news
 
vb
12.  (often foll by up) to take up and remove (an object or substance) with or as if with a scoop
13.  (often foll by out) to hollow out with or as if with a scoop: to scoop a hole in a hillside
14.  to win (a prize, award, or large amount of money)
15.  to beat (rival newspapers) in uncovering a news item
16.  sport to hit (the ball) on its underside so that it rises into the air
 
[C14: via Middle Dutch schōpe from Germanic; compare Old High German scephan to ladle, German schöpfen, Schaufelshovel, Dutch schoep vessel for baling]
 
'scooper
 
n
 
'scoopful
 
n

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scoop
early 14c., "utensil for bailing out" (n.), also (v.) "to bail out;" from M.Du. schope "bucket for bailing water," from W.Gmc. *skopo (cf. M.L.G. schope "ladle"), from P.Gmc. *skop-, from PIE *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack." Also from Low Ger. scheppen (v.) "to draw water," from P.Gmc. *skuppon,
from PIE root *skub- (cf. O.E. sceofl "shovel," O.S. skufla; see shove). The journalistic sense of "news published before a rival" is first recorded 1874, Amer.Eng., from earlier commercial slang sense of "appropriate so as to exclude competitors" (c.1850).
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scoop definition


  1. n.
    a news story gathered by a reporter before any other reporter hears of it. : I got a great scoop! I was right there when it happened.
  2. tv.
    to beat someone—such as another reporter—in the race to get a news story first. : They scooped the other paper on both stories.
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SCOOP definition


Structured Concurrent Object-Oriented Prolog.
["SCOOP, Structured Concurrent Object-Oriented Prolog", J. Vaucher et al, in ECOOP '88, S. Gjessing et al eds, LNCS 322, Springer 1988, pp.191-211].

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Use a ladle or the stirring paddle to scoop hot water into the pouch to remove
  the residual extract.
Get the scoop on how photographers capture those amazing wildlife moments.
It has two levers, which appear to control the main arm and the scoop.
Sometimes he was able to scoop up a sleeping bat using a net made with thin
  mesh.
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