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scoop something up

to gather and remove something by scooping, dipping, or bailing. Karen scooped the nuts up and put them in a bag. Jill scooped up all the money she had won and left the poker table.
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scoop up

v.
1. To lift or collect something with a scoop or scooping motion: I scooped up a handful of jelly beans. The tractor scooped the dirt up and poured it in the hole.
2. To win or achieve something, especially a prize, easily: The movie scooped up numerous awards. We scooped another win up on Saturday.
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Emulsification Wave action mixes oil and water into a mousse-like substance, which people can scoop up.
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