- 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.
- 2spoon-feed somebody to feed someone, especially a baby, with a spoon
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spoon-feed
he / she / it spoon-feeds
past simple spoon-fed
-ing form spoon-feeding