wean on

phrasal verb

weaned on; weaning on; weans on
: to have (someone) see, use, or experience (something) often especially from a young age
usually used as (be) weaned on
a generation of kids weaned on television

Examples of wean on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a strong sense of humor throughout a lot of your material, for starters, that could have come from being weaned on any of those artists, really. Chris Willman, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 They are often weaned on pouches and pre-packed finger foods–this should be an occasional treat, not a majority part of their diet. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2023 The boy followed Anthony Lynn everywhere, weaned on sidelines and in locker rooms. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2023 This generation weaned on TikTok and Snapchat not only celebrated mayhem in short videos but, the government says, sometimes organized on their networks, too. John Leicester, Anchorage Daily News, 5 July 2023 Ember’s grandmother insists on her deathbed), whereas Sohn wants to show that the alternative needn’t be a bad thing … which every child weaned on American TV and movies has heard a million times already. Peter Debruge, Variety, 27 May 2023

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“Wean on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wean%20on. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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