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spoon


spoon  (spn)
n.
1. A utensil consisting of a small, shallow bowl on a handle, used in preparing, serving, or eating food.
2. Something similar to this utensil or its bowl, as:
a. A shiny, curved, metallic fishing lure.
b. A paddle or an oar with a curved blade.
3. Sports The three wood golf club.
v. spooned, spoon·ing, spoons
v.tr.
1. To lift, scoop up, or carry with or as if with a spoon.
2. Sports & Games To shove or scoop (a ball) into the air.
v.intr.
1. To fish with a spoon lure.
2. Sports & Games To give a ball an upward scoop.
3. Informal To engage in amorous behavior, such as kissing or caressing.

[Middle English, from Old English spn, chip of wood.]

spoona·ble adj.


spoon  /spun/  n. an eating tool shaped like a small, shallow bowl with a handle: He ate his cereal with a spoon.
v. [T] to eat or move with a spoon: to spoon soup into a dish spoon

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