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scoop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_291_ascoopscoop1 /skuːp/ ●○○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TCNan important or exciting news story that is printed in one newspaper or shown on one television station before any of the others know about it πŸ”Š a journalist looking for a scoop2 ice_cream_scoop.jpg DFUa round deep spoon for serving food, for example ice cream or mashed potato3 (also scoopful)DFTM an amount of food served with a scoopscoop of πŸ”Š two scoops of ice cream4 American English informal information about something πŸ”Š the inside scoop (=special information that other people do not have) on the marketswhat’s the scoop? (=used to ask for information or news)
Examples from the Corpus
scoopβ€’ CNN recognized its opportunity for a scoop.β€’ CNN quickly recognised the opportunity for a scoop.β€’ I suppose they might represent a considerable academic scoop.β€’ an ice cream scoopβ€’ Cut the bottom off a four pint plastic milk container to make a free food scoop.β€’ Their toecaps turned little scoops of dust as they walked.β€’ It was his first major scoop and he promised not to reveal the source of his information.β€’ Like most scoops, it came down to desire.β€’ Place scoops of the ice cream into individual serving dishes.β€’ They were pouring scoops of dirt on my coffin, but I was banging on the lid to get out.scoop ofβ€’ a big scoop of mashed potatoesinside scoopβ€’ He gave me the inside scoop on the Biggest Wave story: the thirty-five-foot mountain he'd ridden on 5 January 1985.
scoopscoop2 ●○○ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [always + adverb/preposition]LIFT to pick something up or remove it using a scoop or a spoon, or your curved hand πŸ”Š She bent down and scooped up the little dog. πŸ”Š Cut the tomato in half and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.2 TCNto be the first newspaper to print an important news report πŸ”Š Time and again, we have scooped our rivals.3 British English to win a prize or award πŸ”Š Britain scooped the top prize in the over-50s category. β†’ scoop something ↔ upβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
scoopβ€’ A shallow river had scooped a fertile valley out of the limestone mountains.β€’ Driven beyond sense, she made no protest when he scooped her easily into his arms and strode deeper into the forest.β€’ She'd felt that strength when he'd scooped her easily into his arms.β€’ Bedford scooped potatoes from a serving dish on to his plate.β€’ He has been seen in the square scooping the birds into a cardboard box 40 at a time.β€’ Charlie loved to scoop the competition.β€’ The latter is currently scooping up 480 / 0 of the cash.β€’ The computer will point you in the right direction of a fuel pod which can be scooped up at close range.β€’ Hasty scooped up the loose ball.
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Verb table
scoop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscoop
he, she, itscoops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscooped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scooped
he, she, ithas scooped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scooped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scoop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scooped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scooping
he, she, itis scooping
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you, we, theyare scooping
Past
I, he, she, itwas scooping
you, we, theywere scooping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scooping
he, she, ithas been scooping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scooping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scooping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scooping
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