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spoiler

information about a film, book, or TV show that spoils the enjoyment for someone who has not yet seen it
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spoil·er

 (spoi′lər)
n.
1. One that spoils, especially:
a. A candidate for office whose chances of winning are slight but who may get enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning.
b. Sports A competitor that has no chance of winning or qualifying (as for a playoff) but defeats and thereby prevents another from doing so.
c. A published piece of information that divulges a surprise, such as a plot twist in a movie.
d. One who seizes spoils or booty: Odysseus, spoiler of cities.
2.
a. A long, narrow hinged plate on the upper surface of an airplane wing that reduces lift and increases drag when raised.
b. An air deflector mounted usually at the rear of an automobile to reduce lift at high speeds.
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spoiler

(ˈspɔɪlə)
n
1. plunderer or robber
2. a person or thing that causes spoilage or corruption
3. (Aeronautics) a device fitted to an aircraft wing to increase drag and reduce lift. It is usually extended into the airflow to assist descent and banking. Compare air brake2
4. (Automotive Engineering) a similar device fitted to a car
5. (General Sporting Terms) sport a competitor who adopts spoiling tactics, as in boxing
6. (Journalism & Publishing) a magazine, newspaper, etc, produced specifically to coincide with the production of a rival magazine, newspaper, etc, in order to divert public interest and reduce its sales
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spoil•er

(ˈspɔɪ lər)

n.
1. a person or thing that spoils.
2. a person who robs or ravages; plunderer.
3. a device used to break up the airflow around an aerodynamic surface, as an aircraft wing, to decrease lift and provide bank or descent control.
4. a similar device on an automobile, designed to reduce lift at high speeds.
5. any competitor or candidate who has no chance of ultimate victory but does well enough to spoil the chances of another.
[1525–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoiler - a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
2.spoiler - someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)spoiler - someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover, pirate - someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
3.spoiler - someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgencespoiler - someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.spoiler - an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
5.spoiler - a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
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Translations
ilonpilaajaspoileri
déflecteurréducteur de portance
figyelemelterelõlégterelõspoiler

spoiler

[ˈspɔɪləʳ] N
1. (Aut, Aer) → alerón m, spoiler m
2. (Press) a rival paper brought out a spoilerun periódico rival publicó otra exclusiva para quitarles parte de las ventas
3. (= person etc) → aguafiestas mf inv
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spoiler

n
(Aut, Aviat) → Spoiler m
(= person)Spielverderber(in) m(f)
; (Press) Publikation, die zur gleichen Zeit wie ein Konkurrenzprodukt erscheint
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spoiler

[ˈspɔɪləʳ] n (Aut, Aer) → spoiler m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
The red fires died slowly down, within the Castle, and presently the shell grew nearly black outside; the angry glare that shone out through the broken arches and innumerable sashless windows, now, reproduced the aspect which the Castle must have borne in the old time when the French spoilers saw the monster bonfire which they had made there fading and spoiling toward extinction.
Their offers, of course, were accepted; the calumet of peace was produced, and the two forlorn powers smoked eternal friendship between themselves, and vengeance upon their common spoilers, the Crows.
On all the French marches are droves of outcasts, reivers, spoilers, and draw-latches, of whom I judge that these are some, though I marvel that they should dare to come so nigh to the castle of the seneschal.
alas!'' said the Jew, ``on every hand the spoilers arise against me I am given as a prey unto the Assyrian, and a prey unto him of Egypt.''
"Bit of a rag!" cried the sister, snatching me dexterously out of the spoiler's hands; "and 'Henny,' too!
My mother was dead, but we had still duties which we ought to perform; we must continue our course with the rest and learn to think ourselves fortunate whilst one remains whom the spoiler has not seized.
Yet man can mar such works with his rude taste, Like some sad spoiler of a virgin’s fame.” —Duo.
[USA], July 13 (ANI): Researchers have developed an AI-based system that can figure out spoilers in online reviews of books and TV shows.
Synopsis: Spoilers get folks upset--wanting to resort to violence upset!
The author explores philosophical aspects of spoilers, discussing the history of spoilers, their definition and nature, and the role of vagueness; the ethics of spoilers, including whether spoiling can be bad, sources of the badness, when it is wrong and okay to spoil, timing issues, and spoiler alerts; and the pragmatics of spoilers, including paradoxes, spoiling remakes, whether reactions to spoilers are justified, cultural aspects and relativism, and what to do when encountering someone who spoils.
Spoilers suggest Colton decides that he wants Cassie to be his winner after their fantasy suite date.
The advent of social media brought about a faster means for moviegoers to share their opinion on films, and sometimes, they even tend to give spoilers. 'Magandang Buhay' host Karla Estrada, who is not blind to this fact, encouraged fans on Twitter to watch out for the spoilers on son Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo's latest film 'The Hows of Us' (THOU).