Definition of spoon-feed in English:

spoon-feed

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verb

[with object]
  • 1Feed with a spoon: he is spoon-feeding the chimpanzee as one might feed a baby
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    • When I visit Ally at lunchtime, does she drag me into a dark corner and cower with me while I spoon-feed her yogurt and offer her a baby bottle?
    • We ate quietly and quickly, Stella spoon-feeding Jay who only protested lightly, causing me to roll my eyes at him.
    • He proceeded to spoon-feed Glen the bowl of soup.
  • 1.1Provide (someone) with so much help or information that they do not need to think for themselves: certain students enjoy finding out things for themselves; others prefer being spoon-fed
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    • I am not here to spoon-feed you and nor are you the kind of people who should be spoon-fed.
    • But the show clumsily spoon-feeds us its insights.
    • But this week it means intelligent, not letting anyone or anything spoon-feed you.

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