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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spoiled - having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.spoiled - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable conditionspoiled - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
Translations
rozmazlený
ødelagt
hemmoteltu
razmažen
台無しにされた
버릇 없는
bortskämd
ถูกตามใจ

spoiled

مُدَلَّل rozmazlený ødelagt verwöhnt καομαθημένος estropeado, mimado hemmoteltu gâté razmažen viziato 台無しにされた 버릇 없는 verwend bortskjemt rozpieszczony mimado испорченный bortskämd ถูกตามใจ şımartılmış 宠坏的
References in classic literature ?
They spoiled and I buried them, for they were not even fit for pies.
He had a nice little bow in his hand, but it was quite spoiled by the rain, and the tints of his many-colored arrows ran one into the other.
Why, your bow is quite spoiled," said the old poet.
You see now that my bow was not spoiled," said he laughing; and away he ran.
She's the king bee of this post, and everybody pets her and is her slave, and yet, as you know, your own self, she ain't the least little bit spoiled.
If in Halpin's youth his mother had "spoiled" him, he had assuredly done his part toward being spoiled.
She was a weak and passionate woman, and sometimes she petted and spoiled her little boy, sometimes she treated him cruelly, calling him "a lame brat," than which nothing could hurt him more, for poor little George was born lame, and all his life long he felt sore and angry about it.
Every one was eager to known him, and for a time he became the spoiled darling of society.
The world which had petted and spoiled the poet now turned from the man.
Teams from the Ministry of Commerce and Investment visited 82 commercial establishments in Sharurah governorate and seized 3,138 spoiled or substandard food and consumer products.
Thepunk rock band Spoiled will show that February is not all to do with Valentine's Day and getting dressed up for the Carnival, it is also a month of attitude, young spirit and the determination to play your music just because you enjoy it.
During the course of hearing lawyer Raheel Kamran said the police officers who conducted investigations have spoiled the case.