Definitions for spoil

Definitions for (noun) spoil

Main entry: despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoil, spoilation, spoliation

Definition: the act of stripping and taking by force

Main entry: spoil, spoilage, spoiling

Definition: the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

Usage: her spoiling my dress was deliberate

Main entry: spoil

Definition: (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)

Usage: to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy

Definitions for (verb) spoil

Main entry: corrupt, spoil

Definition: alter from the original

Main entry: go bad, spoil

Definition: become unfit for consumption or use

Usage: the meat must be eaten before it spoils

Main entry: deflower, impair, vitiate, mar, spoil

Definition: make imperfect

Usage: nothing marred her beauty

Main entry: despoil, spoil, plunder, rape, violate

Definition: destroy and strip of its possession

Usage: The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Main entry: spoil, itch

Definition: have a strong desire or urge to do something

Usage: She is itching to start the project; He is spoiling for a fight

Main entry: flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, ball up, spoil, screw up, mishandle, muck up, muff, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle

Definition: make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Usage: I botched the dinner and we had to eat out; the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Main entry: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross

Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

Main entry: indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, featherbed, spoil, cosset, cocker, coddle, baby

Definition: treat with excessive indulgence

Usage: grandparents often pamper the children; Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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