spoon-feed


spoon–feed

transitive verb \ˈspün-ˌfēd\

: to feed (someone) with a spoon

: to give someone information in a way that requires or allows no further thinking or effort

spoon–fed \-ˌfed\spoon–feed·ing

Full Definition of SPOON-FEED

1
:  to feed by means of a spoon
2
a :  to present (information) so completely as to preclude independent thought <spoon–feed material to students>
b :  to present information to in this manner

First Known Use of SPOON-FEED

1615

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