Careful not to touch my stinging behind, we are spooning again.
The one who succeeds in spooning up all his eggs first wins for his side.
But as even Cæsar nods, so an astronomer may lapse into spooning.
You hear them talk of spooning with this fellow, and spooning with that fellow,—and that before their very fathers and mothers!
What is the relation of spooning to the sex problems of young people?
When there has been a prolonged period of spooning then of course it is quite a different thing.
What is the relation of spooning to a young mans sex problems?
A few persistent ones hung about the lower extremity of the street or lurked about the piers, spooning.
The latter was frequently so fluid that spooning was unnecessary.
"I've never gone in for much of your spooning and kissing and that sort of thing," began Andrew.
Old English spon "chip, shaving," from Proto-Germanic *spænuz (cf. Old Norse spann, sponn "chip, splinter," Swedish spån "a wooden spoon," Old Frisian spon, Middle Dutch spaen, Dutch spaan, Old High German span, German Span "chip, splinter"), from PIE *spe- "long, flat piece of wood" (cf. Greek sphen "wedge").
The meaning "eating utensil" is c.1300 in English (in Old English such a thing might be a metesticca), probably from Old Norse sponn, which meant "spoon" as well as "chip, tile" (development of the "eating utensil" sense is specific to Middle English and Scandinavian, though Middle Low German spon also meant "wooden spatula"). Spoon-feed is from 1610s; figurative sense is attested by 1864. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth is from 1801.
1715, "to dish out with a spoon," from spoon (n.). The meaning "court, flirt sentimentally" is first recorded 1831, from slang noun spoon "simpleton" (1799), a figurative use based on the notion of shallowness. Related: Spooned; spooning.
To put on edge; make apprehensive; frighten: ''It's the first time in my life I've ever been spooked,'' says a Byrd staffer (1935+)