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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To treat (another) in a way that discourages independent thought or action, as by overindulgence; To provide (another) with knowledge or information in an oversimplified way.

Usage examples (37)
  • She tried to spoon-feed him but he wouldn't open his mouth.
  • Rep. Steve Israel D-NY tries to spoon-feed the answer to Cantor:
  • I think you have to spoon-feed them applesauce with a blunted spork.
  • So it is now considered beneath the dignity of a nurse to spoon-feed a patient? for more
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