Dictionary Results for spoil|
1. spoil - noun
· (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
2. spoil - noun
· the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
Synonym(s): spoiling, spoilage
3. spoil - noun
· the act of stripping and taking by force
Synonym(s): spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation
Hypernym(s): plundering, pillage, pillaging
4. spoil - verb
· make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
Synonym(s): botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch_up, muff, blow, flub, screw_up, ball_up, muck_up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix_up, bollocks, bollocks_up, bobble, mishandle, louse_up, foul_up, mess_up, fuck_up
Hypernym(s): fail, go_wrong, miscarry
5. spoil - verb
· become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
6. spoil - verb
· alter from the original
7. spoil - verb
· treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
Synonym(s): pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, indulge
Hypernym(s): treat, handle, do_by
8. spoil - verb
· hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
Synonym(s): thwart, queer, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
9. spoil - verb
· have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
Hypernym(s): desire, want
10. spoil - verb
· destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
Synonym(s): rape, despoil, violate, plunder
Hypernym(s): destroy, ruin
11. spoil - verb
· make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
Synonym(s): mar, impair, deflower, vitiate
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