[ spoon-feed, -feed ]
/ ˈspunˈfid, -ˌfid /
verb (used with object), spoon-fed, spoon-feed·ing.
to cause to be spoon-fed.
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Origin of spoon-feed
First recorded in 1605–15
Words nearby spoon-feed
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Example sentences from the Web for spoon-feed
Better let them go to hell in their own way than attempt to spoon-feed them.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for spoon-feed
verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)
to feed with a spoon
to overindulge or spoil
to provide (a person) with ready-made opinions, judgments, etc, depriving him of original thought or action
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