spoon-feed

verb
\ ˈspün-ˌfēd How to pronounce spoon-feed (audio) \
spoon-fed\ ˈspün-​ˌfed How to pronounce spoon-feed (audio) \; spoon-feeding

Definition of spoon-feed

transitive verb

1 : to feed by means of a spoon
2a : 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of spoon-feed was in 1615

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“Spoon-feed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spoon-feed. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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spoon-feed

verb

English Language Learners Definition of spoon-feed

: to feed (someone) with a spoon
disapproving : to give someone information in a way that requires or allows no further thinking or effort

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