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2 verb
scoop2 [transitive]
1 [always + adverb/preposition] to pick something up or remove it using a scoop or a spoon, or your curved hand:
She bent down and scooped up the little dog.
Cut the tomato in half and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.
2TCN to be the first newspaper to print an important news report:
Time and again we have scooped our rivals.
3 British English to win a prize or award:
Britain scooped the top prize in the over 50s category.

scoop something ↔ up

phrasal verb
if a lot of people scoop something up, they buy it quickly so that soon there is none left:
Fans scooped up the trading cards in the first few hours of the sale.
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