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Definition of spoon-feed verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spoon-feed
    he / she / it spoon-feeds
    past simple spoon-fed
    -ing form spoon-feeding
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  1. 1(disapproving) to teach people something in a way that gives them too much help and does not make them think for themselves spoon-feed somebody (with something) The students here do not expect to be spoon-fed. spoon-feed something to somebody They had information spoon-fed to them.
  2. 2spoon-feed somebody to feed someone, especially a baby, with a spoon
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