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"spoon-feed" in British English

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spoon-feedverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈspuːn.fiːd/
  • 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 ​printedsheets of ​facts and ​theories, the ​teachers spoon-fed us with what we ​needed for the ​exam.
(Definition of spoon-feed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spoon-feed" in American English

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spoon-feedverb [T]

 us   /ˈspunˌfid/ (past tense and past participle spoon-fed  /ˈspunˌfed/ )
  • spoon-feed verb [T] (PROVIDE INFORMATION)

to give someone so much ​help or ​information that the ​person has no ​opportunity to ​act or ​thinkindependently: I was being spoon-fed ​friendlyaudiences that wouldn’t give me ​trouble.
  • spoon-feed verb [T] (feed)

to ​feed someone with a ​spoon: The zookeepers were spoon-feeding the ​babychimpanzees.
(Definition of spoon-feed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spoon-feed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 喂, 用勺喂(婴儿等)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 餵, 用杓餵(嬰兒等)…
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