1 ladle, dipper, bailer, spoon:
Use the scoop to skim the fat off the soup.
Fergus's story on the minister's illegal business dealings was a real scoop for the paper
3 (latest) news, (inside) story, revelation, truth, Colloq latest, low-down, info, dope, Brit gen, US poop:
What's the scoop on that man seen coming out of her bedroom?
4 Often, scoop up. bail, dip, ladle, spoon:
They scooped up some sand and spread it on the ice for traction.
5 scoop out. gouge out, excavate, spoon out, hollow out, dig, cut:
Scoop out some melon balls for the fruit salad.
6 scoop up. pick up, gather (up), sweep up or together, take up or in:
He scooped up the money and ran out of the bank.