HyperDic: spoil

English > 11 senses of the word spoil:
VERBsocialspoil, botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck upmake a mess of, destroy or ruin
changespoil, go badbecome unfit for consumption or use
changespoil, corruptalter from the original
socialspoil, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, indulgetreat with excessive indulgence
socialspoil, thwart, queer, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
emotionspoil, itchhave a strong desire or urge to do something
contactspoil, rape, despoil, violate, plunderdestroy and strip of its possession
changespoil, mar, impair, deflower, vitiatemake imperfect
NOUNpossessionspoil(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
actspoil, spoiling, spoilagethe act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
actspoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliationthe act of stripping and taking by force
spoil > pronunciation
Soundsspoy'l
Rhymesairfoil ... uncoil: 21 rhymes with oyl...
English > spoil: 11 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaning(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war).
Example"to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
Broaderstolen propertyProperty that has been stolen
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishbotín, despojo, presa
Catalanbotí, presa
Verbsspoildestroy and strip of its possession
English > spoil: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of spoiling something by causing damage to it.
Example"her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
Synonymsspoiling, spoilage
BroaderinjuryAn act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
Verbsspoilmake imperfect
spoilmake a mess of, destroy or ruin
English > spoil: 11 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of stripping and taking by force.
Synonymsspoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation
Broaderplundering, pillage, pillagingThe act of stealing valuable things from a place
Spanishdespojo, expoliación, expolio
Catalandespullament, espoliació
Verbsspoildestroy and strip of its possession
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake a mess of, destroy or ruin.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsbotch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up
Broaderfail, go wrong, miscarryBe unsuccessful
Spanishapelotonar, arruinar, cagarla, chapucear, estropear, joderla, pifiar
Catalanarruïnar, cagar-la, esguerrar, espatllar, espifiar, fer barroerament, fotre
Nounsspoil, spoiling, spoilagethe act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome unfit for consumption or use.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
Synonymgo bad
NarroweraddleBecome rotten
curdlego bad or sour
BroaderdecayUndergo decay or decomposition
Spanishestropearse
Catalanfer-se malbé
Nounsspoilage, spoilingthe process of becoming spoiled
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningAlter from the original.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcorrupt
Narrowerload, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debaseCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishcorromper
Catalancorrompre
Nounsspoliation(law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningtreat with excessive indulgence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, indulge
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Spanishconsentir, malcriar, mimar
Catalanamanyagar, amoixar, contemplar
Nounsspoilersomeone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 5, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsthwart, queer, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 6, emotion
MeaningHave a strong desire or urge to do something.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "He is spoiling for a fight"
Synonymitch
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningDestroy and strip of its possession.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrape, despoil, violate, plunder
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanishdespojar, saquear
Catalansaquejar
Nounsspoil, spoliation, spoilationthe act of stripping and taking by force
spoil(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
English > spoil: 11 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmake imperfect.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmar, impair, deflower, vitiate
Narrowerdeface, disfigure, blemishmar or spoil the appearance of
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloudplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon
Broaderdamageinflict damage / damage upon
Spanisharruinar, desflorar, deteriorar, estropear, macular, manchar, viciar
Catalandeteriorar, espatllar, macular, tacar
Nounsspoilthe act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

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