- to push or shove (a ball) with a lifting motion instead of striking it soundly, as in croquet or golf.
- to hit (a ball) up in the air, as in cricket.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spoonspoon·less, adjectivespoon·like, adjective
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Dip a spoon into the syrup and pull out one spoonful of this amazing tree sugar.
If the syrup forms a curtain-like sheet off the spoon edge, you are done.
Using a wooden spoon, mash some of the potatoes against the side of the pot and stir to thicken the cooking liquid.Trinidad-style aloo and channa infuses an Indian classic with Caribbean flavor|Brigid Washington|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
A full spectrum of measuring spoons and cupsIf you’ve been cooking for a while, you may be able to just intuitively scoop out a teaspoon of salt or sugar.
This set of measuring spoons and cups covers just about any measurement you’re likely to find in a new recipe, and comes in fun colors.
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No congratulations for those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and then blame the poor for being poor.
“The spoon was a tool for foreshadowing,” the Facebook page explains.
As the song from Mary Poppins explains, “A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
McLennan was scouring church land with his metal detector in September when he came across a silver spoon.
So after a few minutes I remarked to him, "Everything tastes very sweet out of this spoon!"Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Had put on her Sunday gown, and had nothing to do now but hold up her head high, and sup her soup out of a silver spoon.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
We don't even have real big prizes—just a dinky little spoon sitting up on the mantel-piece to excite us as if it was a tiara.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Ralph Towne, M.D., he was replying, he was born with a gold spoon in his pretty mouth!Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Level the seed in the spoon with a knife-blade, like measuring grain in a half-bushel.
British Dictionary definitions for spoon
Word Origin for spoon
Other Idioms and Phrases with spoon
see born with a silver spoon; greasy spoon.