spoon

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspuːn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spun/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spo̅o̅n)

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spoon

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [coffee, soup, cooking, serving] spoon
  2. a [wooden, metal, stainless steel] spoon
  3. a [personalized, commemorative, golden] spoon
  4. a [small, large, big, clean, greasy, dirty] spoon
  5. was born with a silver spoon in his mouth
  6. [one, two, three] spoons of [sugar, honey, vanilla]
  7. [eat, stir, scoop] with a spoon
  8. [pick up, fetch, grab, get] a spoon
  9. [lost, finished last] and got the wooden spoon
  10. the [musicians, guitarists, band] played the spoons
  11. UK: the local greasy spoon
n as adj
  1. a spoon [drawer, rest, holder]
v
  1. spooned it into his mouth
  2. spoon the [sugar, vegetables, vinegar] into the [pot, pan, dish]
  3. [generously, sparingly] spoon it on top
  4. spoon out the [meal, food, portions]
  5. spoon him the [soup, vegetables]
  6. spoon with your [friend, lover, husband]
  7. spooning in bed
'spoon' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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