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To serve or distribute something with or as with a spoon. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spoon" and "out." John, would you mind spooning out some stew to everyone, please? Hand me your bowl, and I'll spoon some chili out for you.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
spoon something out
to serve something out, as with a spoon; to give something out, as with a spoon. The cook spooned the beans out, giving plenty to each camper. The cook spooned out the beans.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To distribute something from a container with a spoon: The cook spooned out the soup into a bowl. I spooned the ice cream out to the kids, making sure they all got the same amount.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.