verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
Words nearby spoon
Idioms for spoon
Origin of spoon
OTHER WORDS FROM spoonspoon·less, adjectivespoon·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for spoon
“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.”
After touching the glass of the fountain to ensure it's cold enough, Cuco prepares my drink with spoon and sugar.
Not from the sugar we spoon on our cereal or into our coffee.How Washington Dooms Millions of Americans to Premature Death|Nicholas Freudenberg|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a small, lightly buttered pan over medium heat, spoon ¼-cupfuls of batter.
Jane balanced her spoon on the brim of the shell-like cup and smiled at Mr. Scott.
Pour it down the side, or put it in with the help of a spoon, so as to break the fall.
Mash with a spoon or a potato masher, adding the salt, butter, milk and paprika.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband|Louise Bennett Weaver
Penrod laid down his spoon again and moved his chair slightly back from the table.Penrod|Booth Tarkington
In the performing of this test, a spoonful of the jelly is dipped from the pan and then poured from the spoon into the pan again.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for spoon
Word Origin for spoon
Idioms and Phrases with spoon
see born with a silver spoon; greasy spoon.