- scoop + up (Wiktionary)
“Bayley stood on First Spine, under the head of the ridge, watching the match-coder trundle lightly to and fro, now and then pausing to scoop up relevant debris.”
“It seemed quiet enough, a few late-nighters rolling along the sidewalk, someone with their dog bending over to scoop up Lassie’s pavement art.”
“Tee Bobby was using a wide-bladed shovel to scoop up the rotted matter and slugs that oozed from a mound of split vinyl bags.”
“In a short-term stressful situation—when you suddenly have to veer away from an oncoming car on the highway, or leap to scoop up a toddler who is about to tumble down the stairs, or flee from a house that’s on fire—coritsol is critical to survival, preparing us for “fight or flight,” helping us to take action with the energy, determination, and speed that such a situation requires.”
“Mom and Pop and apple pie, and Sigma working behind the scenes to scoop up every psion that wasn't nailed down.”
“At the checkout counter, Ruth saw a woman in front of her scoop up bunches of ivory - and peach-colored tulips, at least fifty dollars 'worth.”
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