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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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Asked if he can get Sanchez (above) back to the form he showed at Arsenal, Solskjaer said: "I just answered a question here and said you can't spoonfeed them.
"You just can't spoonfeed athletes, you have got to allow them - particularly rugby players - to make the right decisions.
With respect to student cultivation, teachers under university education tend to spoonfeed students, who hence lack dynamic adaptability to social and era development.
"Don't p*ss me about, I'm too long in the tooth to be f***ed around," he ranted after the cameraman shadowing him around Brixton's badlands refused to spoonfeed any ideas about where he should bed down.
Aim: This research was conducted to determine the effect of the feeding methods of spoonfeed and feeding by bottle on the time of switching to full breastfeeding and sucking success.
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." Then there's the Gelato Pioneers.