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American English: /spun/
British English: /spuːn/

Translation of spoon in Spanish:


  • 1 (piece of cutlery) a soup/serving spoon
    una cuchara sopera/de servir
    a wooden spoon
    una cuchara de madera or de palo
    to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
    nacer en cuna de oro
    to get or win the wooden spoon (esp British) [colloquial]
    quedar en último lugar
    llevarse el premio de consolación or (Southern Cone) el premio (de) consuelo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (spoonful) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (in fishing)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • to spoon food into somebody's mouth
    darle de comer a alguien en la boca
    spoon the juices over the meat
    rocíe la carne con su jugo
    spoon the filling into the tomatoes
    rellene los tomates con una cuchara
    she spooned the carrots onto my plate
    me sirvió las zanahorias
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • (dated or humorous)
    besuquearse [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • ‘The shooter aiming from Horseshoe Beach thought you and I were spooning on that ledge,’ she whispered.
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