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spoon

spoon

 
 
pronunciation:
spun
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a utensil with a small shallow bowl at the end of a handle, used for eating, stirring, serving, or measuring.
 
definition 2: the amount that a spoon will hold.
definition 3: a curved metal fishing lure.
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phrase: born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spooned, spooning, spoons
definition: to scoop up or transfer by using a spoon.
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derivation: spoonlike (adj.)
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  food, measurement, tool