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[skuːp], (Noun)

- a utensil resembling a spoon, with a short handle and a deep bowl, used for removing dry or semi-solid substances from a container
(e.g: the powder is packed in tubs in which a measuring scoop is provided)

- a piece of news published by a newspaper or broadcast by a television or radio station in advance of its rivals
(e.g: reporters at the city's three tabloid papers usually compete for scoops)

- an exaggerated upward slide or portamento in singing.


Middle English (originally denoting a utensil for pouring liquids): from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schōpe ‘waterwheel bucket’; from a West Germanic base meaning ‘draw water’; related to the verb shape

[skuːp], (Verb)

- pick up and move (something) with a scoop
(e.g: I scooped the grain into the bag)

- publish a news story before (a rival reporter, newspaper, or broadcaster)
(e.g: time and again we have scooped our rivals with the top stories and pictures)

- (in singing) preface notes with an exaggerated upward slide or portamento
(e.g: she has a tendency to scoop up to the initial notes of phrases)



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