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Definition of spoon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a tool that has a handle with a shallow bowl at the end, used for stirring, serving, and eating food a soup spoon a wooden spoon Remove the onion from the oil with a slotted spoon. see also dessertspoon, greasy spoon, measuring spoon, tablespoon, teaspoon
  2. 2= spoonful
  3. Idioms
    born with a silver spoon in your mouth (saying)
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    having rich parents
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: spoon