Meaning of “spoon-feed” in the English Dictionary

"spoon-feed" in British English

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spoon-feedverb [ T ]

uk /ˈspuːn.fiːd/ us /ˈspuːn.fiːd/

spoon-feed verb [ T ] (FEED)

to feed a baby or other person using a spoon

(Definition of “spoon-feed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 think independently:

I was being spoon-fed friendly audiences that wouldn’t give me trouble.

spoon-feed verb [ T ] (feed)

to feed someone with a spoon:

The zookeepers were spoon-feeding the baby chimpanzees.

(Definition of “spoon-feed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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