spoon–feed

play
transitive verb \ˈspün-ˌfēd\

Definition of spoon–feed

spoon–fed

\-ˌfed\

spoon–feeding

  1. 1 :  to feed by means of a spoon

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

1615

First Known Use of spoon–feed

1615


SPOON–FEED Defined for English Language Learners

spoon–feed

play
transitive verb \ˈspün-ˌfēd\

Definition of spoon–feed for English Language Learners

  • : to feed (someone) with a spoon

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


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