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Verb1.spoonfeed - feed with a spoon
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
2.spoonfeed - teach without challenging the students; "This professor spoonfeeds his students"
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
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The most prominent similarity is that both the nations presumed that they would be able to spoonfeed the Afghan people, build a government of their choice and leave within one year.
The Fall doesn't spoonfeed viewers but it doesn't plan to deliberately leave them in the dark either.
They don't spoonfeed you everything so you have to think for yourself.
It does not spoonfeed them with unremitting efforts to make successive situations readily believable, whether they are meeting a not-so-scary octopus or those snarly sharks.
TV is something that can sometimes spoonfeed you, but in theatre you have to work hard and become part of the struggle so you are challenged as an audience.
I have visions of popping into school at lunchtime to spoonfeed him
But it certainly is in Bush's interest to have Card, Rice, and Bush himself spoonfeed the great investigative reporter.