scoop up

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Verb1.scoop up - take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
dip - scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"


Informal. New information, especially about recent events and happenings:
advice (often used in plural), intelligence, news, tiding (often used in plural), word.
1. To break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool:
2. To take a substance, as liquid, from a container by plunging the hand or a utensil into it.Also used with up:
3. To make by digging:

w>scoop up

vt sepaufschaufeln; liquidaufschöpfen; she scooped the child/cards/money upsie raffte das Kind/die Karten/das Geld an sich (acc)
References in classic literature ?
This was used to scoop up the smaller and softer portions of the repast into which all four of the occupants of each table dipped impartially.
23, will, in its short existence, draw attention to the etabletop brand, generate excitement and simply give people what they want--an opportunity to scoop up some hard-to-find or out of circulation pieces at a good price.
Breathing is putting your body in the best position to scoop up a lot of energy.