Definition of spoon in English:
1An implement consisting of a small, shallow oval or round bowl on a long handle, used for eating, stirring, and serving food.
- Holding a spoon and a bowl, this woman lunches quietly, pensively and, most importantly, alone on the grass.
- Thirteen-month-old Kristin turns her head away when offered food on a spoon.
- He would make everyday utensils, such as spoons and bowls, and even made a 24-blade knife.
1.1The contents of a spoon: three spoons of sugar
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- I dropped the strainer method and adopted tea bags, made in the mug, but the drink (Assam with no more than a drop of milk and two heaped spoons of sugar) turned out the same: hot, strong and syrupy.
- One day I was putting six spoons of sugar into a cup of tea, when I saw some men at another table watching me.
1.2 (spoons) A pair of spoons held in the hand and beaten together rhythmically as a percussion instrument.
- By swapping guitars for spoons, the band's sound is basic yet shiny.
- It is a whimsical piece featuring spoons and stride piano.
- But it's not just a superior production job they have going for them: Volume 1 would be just as chilling played on a banjo and a set of spoons.
2.1 (also spoon bait) A fishing lure designed to wobble when pulled through the water.
- During the past week 26 anglers caught 53 trout for 68 lb in 49 angling days, mostly all to wet fly but also some by anglers trolling spoon baits.
- We could see how many fishermen had delved into these waters by the hundreds of spoon baits lodged in the weed.
- Some fishermen trolled dead bait as well as various types of spoon baits and some trout were caught.
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1 [with object] Convey (food) somewhere by using a spoon: Rosie spooned sugar into her mug
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- I reach for it and he shakes his head; he spoons the sugar on my rice.
- She was smoking a cheap cigarette while spooning white sugar into a cup of tea stewed from the cheapest of teabags.
- ‘Well,’ I began, spooning some banana into my mouth.
2.1(Of two people) lie close together sideways and front to back with bent knees, so as to fit together like spoons.
- Morvern spoons with her boyfriend's dead body on the living room floor, in a silence and darkness broken only by the visual and sonic buzz of cycling Christmas lights.
- Caleb turned off the light and spooned up beside her and kissed the back of her head before he closed his eyes and tried to sleep.
- She spooned up against him, hooking her chin on his neck.
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