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spoil

(spoil)
v. spoiled or spoilt (spoilt), spoil·ing, spoils
v. tr.
1.
a. To impair or destroy the quality or value of; ruin: spoiled the dish by adding too much salt.
b. To impair or destroy the enjoyment or experience of: spoiled the movie by talking throughout it.
c. To reveal details about (a movie or a book, for example) before someone has a chance to discover these details on their own: The article spoiled the next episode of my favorite TV show.
2. To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency. See Synonyms at pamper.
3. Archaic
a. To plunder; despoil.
b. To take by force.
v. intr.
To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food. See Synonyms at decay.
n.
1. spoils
a. Goods or property seized from a victim after a conflict, especially after a military victory.
b. Incidental benefits reaped by a winner, especially political patronage enjoyed by a successful party or candidate.
2. An object of plunder; prey.
3. Refuse material removed from an excavation.
4. Archaic The act of plundering; spoliation.
Phrasal Verb:
spoil for
To be eager for: spoiling for a fight.

[Middle English spoilen, to plunder, from Old French espoillier, from Latin spoliāre, from spolium, booty.]

spoils

(spɔɪlz)
pl n
1. (Military) (sometimes singular) valuables seized by violence, esp in war
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US the rewards and benefits of public office regarded as plunder for the winning party or candidate. See also spoils system

Spoils

 goods acquired by confiscation or seized by force.
Examples: spoils of the city, c. 1300; of the continent, 1774; of time, 1750; of war, 1697.
Translations
فوائِد، غَنائِم، أسْلاب
kořistzisk
byttegevinst
gróîi; herfang, ránsfengur
výhody
arpalıkavanta

spoils

[spɔɪlz] NPLbotín msing
the spoils of warel botín de la guerra

spoils

[ˈspɔɪlz] nplbutin m

spoils

[spɔɪlz] npl the spoilsil bottino msg

spoil

(spoil) past tense, past participles spoiled, ~spoilt (-t) verb
1. to damage or ruin; to make bad or useless. If you touch that drawing you'll spoil it.
2. to give (a child etc) too much of what he wants and possibly make his character, behaviour etc worse by doing so. They spoil that child dreadfully and she's becoming unbearable!
spoils noun plural
profits or rewards. the spoils of war; the spoils of success.
spoilt adjective
He's a very spoilt child!
ˈspoilsport noun
a person who spoils, or refuses to join in, the fun of others.
References in classic literature ?
The spoils were indeed very large; for, notwithstanding that much was consumed, a great deal of plate, rich armour, and splendid clothing, had been secured by the exertions of the dauntless outlaws, who could be appalled by no danger when such rewards were in view.
``Nay, but,'' said the chief Outlaw, ``we did but half the work at most take of the spoil what may reward your own neighbours and followers.''
Locksley now proceeded to the distribution of the spoil, which he performed with the most laudable impartiality.
Fragment #4 -- Scholiast on Euripedes, Troades 31: For the followers of Acamus and Demophon took no share -- it is said -- of the spoils, but only Aethra, for whose sake, indeed, they came to Ilium with Menestheus to lead them.
SEVERAL Political Entities were dividing the spoils.
Every one was eager to known him, and for a time he became the spoiled darling of society.
The Midlands will again enjoy the best of the spoils but patches of clouds and rain and drizzle will put a damper on things in Ulster and Connacht.
United are hanging in the title battle, but left it late to take the spoils last time out with a 2-1 win at Norwich.
A simple (and safer) course to the spoils is to leave the mouth of the Withlacoochee, go to marker No.
Since the mangrove soil and sediment of the Niger Delta contains pyrite and sulphur, we therefore consider leaching of metals from the spoils using Starkey's medium modified by not adding the energy source.
Despite trailing at half-time, the visitors struck back to claim the spoils courtesy of two tries from Dafi Davies.