spoon-fed


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Related to spoon-fed: undeterred, stirred up, hunkered down, overhyped

spoon-feed

(spo͞on′fēd′)
tr.v. spoon-fed (-fĕd′), spoon-feed·ing, spoon-feeds
1. To feed (another) with a spoon.
2. To treat (another) in a way that discourages independent thought or action, as by overindulgence.
3.
a. To provide (another) with knowledge or information in an oversimplified way.
b. To provide (knowledge or information) in an oversimplified way.
Translations

spoon-fed

[ˈspuːnfed] ADJmalacostumbrado, que siempre lo tiene todo hecho
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