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spoon-feed

verb [T] uk   /ˈspuːn.fiːd/ us  

spoon-feed verb [T] (FEED)

to feed a baby or other person using a spoon

spoon-feed verb [T] (PROVIDE INFORMATION)

disapproving to give someone so much help or information that that person does not need to try himself or herself: By giving out printed sheets of facts and theories, the teachers spoon-fed us with what we needed for the exam.
Translations of “spoon-feed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 餵, 用杓餵(嬰兒等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喂, 用勺喂(婴儿等)…
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