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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Overall, there was no difference in how often a baby choked among babies who fed themselves, fed themselves and were spoon-fed, or were mainly spoonfed.
It's because we've had several generations of being spoon-fed the warm cultural diarrhoea of celebrity-based TV shows, almost to the exclusion of everything else, and now we've confused life as portrayed in those shows with actual real life.
Well-paid board members should earn their keep instead of just taking what theyre spoon-fed from senior management.
We have entered the world of the cannot be bothered unless spoon-fed.
It was found that the time for transition to full breastfeeding was significantly shorter in preterm babies who were spoon-fed compared to the ones who were bottle-fed (p<0.
Making a squad of spoon-fed millionaires feel hard done by is a motivation miracle that Moany Mo's performed all over Europe.
This coming from rich snobs who were spoon-fed and claim expenses.
The infant was spoon-fed until she was physiologically stable and fit for surgery.
The baby was spoon-fed for a few days until he was deemed fit for surgery.
WITH the seemingly cashstrapped BBC looking inwards to cut costs with the demise of BBC3 in the pipeline and its sister channel BBC 4 bracing itself for more of the same, it's about time it viewed the changing nature of its regional output, and acted accordingly Our region, spoon-fed by Radio Newcastle, is a pale shadow of what it once was.
However, according to a new study, spoon-fed infants are at a greater risk of putting on unnecessary weight and becoming overweight as toddlers, compared to the infants who are allowed to eat food themselves.
PM: When Eva Longoria spoon-fed me guacamole live on air, I definitely felt something stirring inside me.