"spoil" in the noun sense
usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war
"to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
2. spoil, spoiling, spoilage
the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
"her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
3. spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation
the act of stripping and taking by force
"spoil" in the verb sense
1. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up
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"
2. spoil, go bad
become unfit for consumption or use
"the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
3. corrupt, spoil
alter from the original
4. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge
treat with excessive indulgence
"grandparents often pamper the children"
"Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
5. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
"foil your opponent"
6. itch, spoil
have a strong desire or urge to do something
"She is itching to start the project"
"He is spoiling for a fight"
7. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder
destroy and strip of its possession
"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
8. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate
"nothing marred her beauty"
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