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spoon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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spoonspoon1 /spuːn/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 cutlery.jpg DFUan object that you use for eating, cooking, or serving food. It has a small bowl-shaped part and a long handle2 DFCAMOUNTa spoonfulspoon of 🔊 two spoons of sugar → be born with a silver spoon in your mouth at born1(8), → dessertspoon, greasy spoon, soup spoon, wooden spoon
Examples from the Corpus
spoon• Mum's cakes always sank, and Dad liked eating the sticky part in the middle with a spoon.• Fold in the remaining cream with a large metal spoon. 3 Lightly whisk the egg white; fold into chocolate mixture.• With a small spoon, scrape out the seeds and any membranes.• Give a different student the saucepan and the spoon and ask her to stand close to the bowl without touching it.• Makes about 24 1 Beat butter and sugar with a wooden spoon in a mixing bowl until light and creamy.
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spoonspoon2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 DFto move food with a spoonspoon something into/over/onto something 🔊 Spoon the mixture carefully into the bowls.
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Examples from the Corpus
spoon• Juliet tensed as she spooned drinking chocolate into two mugs.• She spooned extra sugar into her mug.• With a piece of fresh bread in his other hand, Jack spooned it all down hungrily.• You had it all, boys, the big silver spoon most people can only dream about.• Cook chicken for about 15-20 mins each side, spooning over remaining marinade until golden brown.• Place meat in broiler pan and spoon some marinade over it.• They did not spoon, though Bessie strategically led her husband away so the two could be alone.• To serve, spoon yellow pepper puree on the plates and top with the red peppers.
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Verb table
spoon
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspoon
he, she, itspoons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspooned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spooned
he, she, ithas spooned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spooned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spoon
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spooned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spooning
he, she, itis spooning
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you, we, theyare spooning
Past
I, he, she, itwas spooning
you, we, theywere spooning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spooning
he, she, ithas been spooning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spooning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spooning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spooning
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