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SCOOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scoop mean? 

SCOOP (noun)
  The noun SCOOP has 6 senses:

1. the quantity a scoop will hold
2. a hollow concave shape made by removing something
3. a news report that is reported first by one news organization
4. street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
5. the shovel or bucket of dredge or backhoe
6. a large ladle

  Familiarity information: SCOOP used as a noun is common.


SCOOP (verb)
  The verb SCOOP has 2 senses:

1. take out or up with or as if with a scoop
2. get the better of

  Familiarity information: SCOOP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCOOP (noun)


Sense 1scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity a scoop will hold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

scoopful; scoop

Hypernyms ("scoop" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 2scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hollow concave shape made by removing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

scoop; pocket

Hypernyms ("scoop" is a kind of...):

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)


Sense 3scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A news report that is reported first by one news organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

exclusive; scoop

Context example:

he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials

Hypernyms ("scoop" is a kind of...):

account; news report; report; story; write up (a short account of the news)


Sense 4scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

max; liquid ecstasy; grievous bodily harm; goop; Georgia home boy; easy lay; soap; scoop

Hypernyms ("scoop" is a kind of...):

gamma hydroxybutyrate; GHB (a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape)


Sense 5scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shovel or bucket of dredge or backhoe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

scoop shovel; scoop

Hypernyms ("scoop" is a kind of...):

shovel (a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle)

Holonyms ("scoop" is a part of...):

backhoe (an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth)

dredge (a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed)


Sense 6scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large ladle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he used a scoop to serve the ice cream

Hypernyms ("scoop" is a kind of...):

ladle (a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; used to transfer liquids)


SCOOP (verb)


Sense 1scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take out or up with or as if with a scoop

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

lift out; scoop; scoop up; scoop out; take up

Context example:

scoop the sugar out of the container

Hypernyms (to "scoop" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scoop"):

dip (scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2scoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get the better of

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

best; trump; scoop; outflank; outdo

Context example:

the goal was to best the competition

Hypernyms (to "scoop" is one way to...):

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scoop"):

outmaneuver; outmanoeuvre; outsmart (defeat by more skillful maneuvering)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to scoop his opponent


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