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)
Origin of spoon
Related formsspoon·less, adjectivespoon·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for spooning
Careful not to touch my stinging behind, we are spooning again.‘50 Shades of Grey’ Speed Read: 14 Naughtiest Bits|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His spooning ran into the small hours of the morning, night after night.Out of Mulberry Street|Jacob A. Riis
A fellow has a sort of feeling about a girl when he has been spooning on her himself.Kept in the Dark|Anthony Trollope
Keeping me here all day, while you are spooning the pretty companion.Bluebell|Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
British Dictionary definitions for spooning
Word Origin for spoon
Idioms and Phrases with spooning
see born with a silver spoon; greasy spoon.