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Scoop up   /skup əp/   Listen
Scoop up

verb
1.
Take out or up with or as if with a scoop.  Synonyms: lift out, scoop, scoop out, take up.






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"Scoop up" Quotes from Famous Books



... to batten down the curtains on the weather side. But the boat rose gracefully on the billows, and did not scoop up any water in doing so. Boxes, barrels, and other movable articles were secured, and the captain was delighted with ...
— Four Young Explorers - Sight-Seeing in the Tropics • Oliver Optic

... miraculous,—I replied,—tossing the expression with my facial eminence, a little smartly, I fear.—Two men are walking by the poly-phloesboean ocean, one of them having a small tin cup with which he can scoop up a gill of sea-water when he will, and the other nothing but his hands, which will hardly hold water at all,—and you call the ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 4, February, 1858 • Various



Words linked to "Scoop up" :   withdraw, remove, scoop, take, take away, dip, take up



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