scoop out

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scoop out

To remove something (out of something else) using a scoop or scooping motion. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scoop" and "out." I scooped the ice cream out of the tub and served it in a cone. The pathologist scooped out the victim's organs to try to determine a cause of death.
See also: out, scoop
References in classic literature ?
The vegetation in these valleys is much more abundant than near the coast; in fact, it is these fertile intervals, locked up between rocky sierras, or scooped out from barren wastes, that population must extend itself, as it were, in veins and ramifications, if ever the regions beyond the mountains should become civilized.
'There was a silence you could have scooped out with a spoon.