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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.
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.
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.