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scoop

verb; zero derivation inherited zero derivation
to pick someone up, usually by car
 
This new meaning of scoop has developed first through generalization (widening), and then through metaphor. The meaning of scoop has widened from its mid-fourteenth century meaning ‘to lade or bail out liquid’ to ‘to bail out or pick up anything from its original location.’ In recent usage, its meaning has been extended metaphorically. When being used to describe the act of picking someone up by car, its meaning is metaphorically extended because it resembles someone picking something up with a tool or utensil. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=scoop&allowed_in_frame=0
Etymology : This new usage of scoop has inherited the zero derivation of the verb scoop from the noun scoop.
Source : "Can y'all come scoop me from my house?" –friend (Nov 17, 2015)
Last modified: 13 December 2015


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