Definitions of spoil:
  • noun:   the act of stripping and taking by force
  • noun:   the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    Example: "Her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
  • noun:   (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    Example: "To the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
  • verb:   become unfit for consumption or use
    Example: "The meat must be eaten before it spoils"
  • verb:   make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • verb:   destroy and strip of its possession
  • verb:   have a strong desire or urge to do something
    Example: "He is spoiling for a fight"
  • verb:   alter from the original
  • verb:   hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • verb:   make imperfect
  • verb:   treat with excessive indulgence

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