spoonfeed

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Etymology[edit]

spoon +‎ feed

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spoonfeed (third-person singular simple present spoonfeeds, present participle spoonfeeding, simple past and past participle spoonfed)

  1. (transitive) to feed using a spoon
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to teach or assist whilst requiring little or no effort on the part of the person being taught or assisted

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