Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle spoon-feeding
, past tense , past participle spoon-fed
If you think
that someone is being given too much help
with something and is not making enough effort
themselves, you can say
they are being spoon-fed
Students are unwilling to really work. They want to be spoon-fed.
They've been spoon-fed, provided with a house, servants, bank balance.
They were less willing to be spoon-fed doctrines from Japan.
The children who were spoon-fed consumerism have discovered that the years of excess
If you spoon-feed
a small child
or a sick
person, you feed them using a spoon.
It took two years for me to get better, during which time he spoon-fed me and did
absolutely everything around the house.
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