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Noun

Singular
scoop

Plural
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  1. Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually including a handle used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
    She kept a scoop in the dog food
  2. The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
    Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
    I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream
  3. A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
    He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
  4. (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
  5. The digging attachment on a front-end loader.

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Verb

Infinitive
to scoop

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to scoop (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
    He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
  2. (transitive) To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
    The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
  3. (music, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
  4. To consume an alcoholic beverage.
    He was caught scooping in the local park.

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learn something before (someone else)

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