1. (n.) A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.

2. (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.

3. (n.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.

4. (n.) A place hollowed out; a basin like cavity; a hollow.

5. (n.) A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.

6. (n.) The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.

7. (n.) To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.

8. (n.) To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.

9. (n.) To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.

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