Translation: from spanish

to spoonfeed sb

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  • spoonfeed — v.tr. (past and past part. fed) 1 feed (a baby etc.) with a spoon. 2 provide help, information, etc., to (a person) without requiring any effort on the recipient s part. 3 artificially encourage (an industry) by subsidies or import duties. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoonfeed — verb /ˈspuːnfiːd/ a) Feed using a spoon. b) Teach or assist whilst requiring little or no effort on the part of the person being taught or assisted …   Wiktionary

  • spoonfeed — /ˈspunfid/ (say spoohnfeed) verb (t) (spoonfed, spoonfeeding) 1. to give food by means of a spoon. 2. to treat with excessive solicitude: * I don t know what s got into the younger generation, he stormed, forever wanting to be spoonfed by the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spoonfeeding — noun 1. feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon • Derivationally related forms: ↑spoonfeed • Hypernyms: ↑feeding, ↑alimentation 2. teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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