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spoonnoun [C]

uk   us   /spuːn/
A2 an ​object consisting of a round, ​hollowpart and a ​handle, used for ​mixing, ​serving, and ​eatingfood (used as a ​combiningform): a ​soup spoon a ​teaspoon (also spoonful) an ​amountheld in a ​particular spoon: a ​couple of spoons ofsauce

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spoonverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   us   /spuːn/
to ​move something, ​especiallyfood, using a spoon: He spooned the ​mush into the baby's ​openmouth. Spoon a little ​sauce over the ​fish.
(Definition of spoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spoonnoun [C]

 us   /spun/
a ​utensil that is a ​small, ​flatbowl with a ​handle, used for ​mixing, ​serving, and ​eatingfood: a ​woodencooking spoon a ​silverbaby spoon
spoon
verb [T always + adv/prep]  us   /spun/
Spoon a little ​gravy over the ​meat.
(Definition of spoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spoon”
in Korean 숟가락, 스푼…
in Arabic مِلْعَقة…
in Malaysian sudu, sudu penuh…
in French cuiller, cuillerée…
in Russian ложка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匙,杓, 調羹, 用作構詞成分…
in Italian cucchiaio…
in Turkish kaşık…
in Polish łyżka, łyżeczka…
in Spanish cuchara, cucharada…
in Vietnamese cái thìa, lượng mà thìa có thể đựng…
in Portuguese colher…
in Thai ช้อน, เต็มช้อน…
in German der Löffel…
in Catalan cullera…
in Japanese スプーン, さじ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 匙,勺, 调羹, 用作构词成分…
in Indonesian sendok, sesendok…
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