Definition for SCOOP

SCOOP, v.t.

  1. To lade out; properly, to take out with a scoop or with a sweeping motion. He scoop'd the water from the crystal flood. – Dryden.
  2. To empty by lading; as, he scooped it dry. – Addison.
  3. To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; as, the Indians scoop the trunk of a tree into a canoe. Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint. – Arbuthnot.
  4. To remove, so as to leave a place hollow. A spectator would think this circular mount had been actually scooped out of that hollow space. – Spectator.

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