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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
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It happened one day that I passed a tree under which lay several dry gourds, and catching one up I amused myself with scooping out its contents and pressing into it the juice of several bunches of grapes which hung from every bush.