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to impair, damage, or harm the character or nature of (someone) by unwise treatment, excessive indulgence, etc.: lớn spoil a child by pampering him.
to become bad, or unfit for use, as food or other perishable substances; become tainted or putrid: Milk spoils if not refrigerated.
Usually spoils. the emoluments và advantages of public office viewed as won by a victorious political party: the spoils of office. Prizes won or treasures accumulated: a child's spoils brought trang chủ from a party.
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be spoiling for, Informal. Lớn be very eager for; be desirous of: It was obvious that he was spoiling for a fight.
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First recorded in 1300–50; (verb) Middle English spoilen, from Old French espoillier, from Latin spoliāre “to despoil,” equivalent to lớn spoli(um) “booty” + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) derivative of the verb or from Old French espoille, derivative of espoillier
1. Spoil, ruin, wreck agree in meaning to reduce the value, quality, usefulness, etc., of anything. Spoil is the general term: khổng lồ spoil a delicate fabric. Ruin implies doing completely destructive or irreparable injury: to ruin one's health. Wreck implies a violent breaking up or demolition: to wreck oneself with drink; lớn wreck a building.
OTHER WORDS FROM spoilspoil·a·ble, adjectivespoilless, adjectiveun·spoil·a·ble, adjectiveun·spoiled, adjective
Spode, spodogenous, spodosol, spodumene, Spohr, spoil, spoilage, spoil bank, spoiled priest, spoiler, spoiler party
destroy, devastate, harm, impair, mar, tarnish, undo, upset, wreck, taint, blemish, damage, debase, deface, defile, demolish, desecrate, desolate, despoil, disfigure
(intr) (of perishable substances) to lớn become unfit for consumption or usethe fruit must be eaten before it spoils
(intr) thể thao to disrupt the play or style of an opponent, as lớn prevent him from settling into a rhythm