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spoil

spoil

 
 
pronunciation:
spoIl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
be spoiling for
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part of speech: verb
inflections: spoiled, spoiling, spoils, spoilt
definition 1: to damage or ruin; make unable to be used or enjoyed.
She spoiled her new dress.The rain spoiled our camping trip.
synonyms:
damage, ruin, wreck
antonyms:
enhance, improve
similar words:
blight, foul, mess, smash
definition 2: to harm the character of by giving too much freedom, too much money, or not enough punishment.
They spoiled their daughter.
similar words:
baby, dote on, pamper
definition 3: to go rotten; decay.
Meat spoils rapidly in hot weather.
similar words:
decay, decompose, rot, sour
phrase: be spoiling for
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (plural) material goods or other things gained by winning a victory.
The pirates laughed as they divided up the spoils.
synonyms:
booty, loot
derivation: spoiled (adj.)
Word Builder: spoil +
  • spoilage:
    food or other material that has gone bad.
  • spoiled:
    having gone bad; no longer able to be eaten.