Definition of spoon-feed verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spoon-feed

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    verb
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    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spoon-feed
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    he / she / it spoon-feeds
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    past simple spoon-fed
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    past participle spoon-fed
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    -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 somebody, especially a baby, with a spoon See related entries: Babies
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