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Definitions from The Online Plain Text English Dictionary:

  • (n.) A beat.
  • (n.) A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.
  • (n.) A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
  • (n.) A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
  • (n.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
  • (n.) A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
  • (n.) The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
  • (n.) To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.
  • (n.) To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
  • (n.) To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
  • (v. t.) To get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival).

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)

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