/skroohp/, v.i.
1. to emit a harsh, grating sound: The gate scrooped as he swung it shut.
2. a scrooping sound.
3. ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids.
[1780-90; b. SCRAPE and WHOOP]

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