spoon-feed

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Etymology[edit]

spoon +‎ feed

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spoon-feed ‎(third-person singular simple present spoon-feeds, present participle spoon-feeding, simple past and past participle spoon-fed)

  1. To help somebody (usually a baby or elder) to eat using a spoon; to feed using a spoon.
  2. To overly pamper or indulge someone, so that they do not act or think for themselves.
    I can help you with your homework, but you must understand the concept, because I will not spoon-feed you.
  3. To deliver information in as basic a manner as possible.


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