Meaning of “spoon” in the English Dictionary

"spoon" in British English

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spoonnoun [ C ]

uk /spuːn/ us /spuːn/

A2 an object consisting of a round, hollow part and a handle, used for mixing, serving, and eating food

(used as a combining form):

a soup spoon

also spoonful an amount held in a particular spoon:

a couple of spoons of sauce

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spoonverb [ T + adv/prep ]

uk /spuːn/ us /spuːn/

(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, flat bowl with a handle, used for mixing, serving, and eating food:

a wooden cooking spoon
a silver baby 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)