(noun, verb)


1. the quantity a scoop will hold

Similar word(s): scoopful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

2. a hollow concave shape made by removing something

Similar word(s): pocket

Definition categories: shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

3. a news report that is reported first by one news organization

- he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials

Similar word(s): exclusive

Definition categories: communication, account, report, story

4. street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Similar word(s): goop, max, soap

Definition categories: man–made

5. the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe

Definition categories: man–made, shovel

6. a large ladle

- he used a scoop to serve the ice cream

Definition categories: man–made, ladle

Sentences with scoop as a noun:

- She kept a scoop in the dog food.

- Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.

- I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream.

- He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.


1. take out or up with or as if with a scoop

- scoop the sugar out of the container

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

2. get the better of

Similar word(s): best, outdo, outflank, trump

Definition categories: competition, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Sentences with scoop as a verb:

- He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.

- The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.

- He was caught scooping in the local park.