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English noun: scoop

1. scoop (quantity) the quantity a scoop will hold


Broader (hypernym)containerful

2. scoop (shape) a hollow concave shape made by removing something


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

3. scoop (communication) a news report that is reported first by one news organization

SamplesHe got a scoop on the bribery of city officials.


Broader (hypernym)account, news report, report, story, write up

4. scoop (artifact) street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Synonymseasy lay, Georgia home boy, goop, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, max, soap

Broader (hypernym)gamma hydroxybutyrate, GHB

5. scoop (artifact) the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe

Synonymsscoop shovel

Broader (hypernym)shovel

Part meronymbackhoe, dredge

6. scoop (artifact) a large ladle

SamplesHe used a scoop to serve the ice cream.

Broader (hypernym)ladle

English verb: scoop

1. scoop (contact) take out or up with or as if with a scoop

SamplesScoop the sugar out of the container.

Synonymslift out, scoop out, scoop up, take up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)dip

2. scoop (competition) get the better of

SamplesThe goal was to best the competition.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to scoop his opponent

Synonymsbest, outdo, outflank, trump

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Narrower (hyponym)outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart

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