transitive verb-·fed′, -·feed′ing
- to feed with a spoon
- to pamper; coddle
- to treat, instruct, or inform in a manner that destroys initiative or curbs independent thought and action
transitive verbspoon-fed, spoon-feed·ing, spoon-feeds
- To feed (another) with a spoon.
- To treat (another) in a way that discourages independent thought or action, as by overindulgence.
- a. To provide (another) with knowledge or information in an oversimplified way.b. To provide (knowledge or information) in an oversimplified way.
(third-person singular simple present spoonfeeds, present participle spoonfeeding, simple past and past participle spoonfed)
(third-person singular simple present spoon-feeds, present participle spoon-feeding, simple past and past participle spoon-fed)