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noun [countable]     scoop pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a tool like a spoon with a deep round part, used for measuring or serving various substances

    a metal ice cream scoop

    1. a.
      an amount of something that a scoop holds
      scoop of:

      Use two scoops of coffee and a cup of water.

  2. 2
    informal an exciting or important news story that one news organization publishes or broadcasts before anyone else
    get the scoop:

    eager reporters scrambling to get the scoop on the latest royal scandal

    1. a.
      mainly American spoken the most recent information about someone or something, especially something personal or private

      Did you get the inside scoop on their divorce?



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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