Complete Definition of "spoil"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|spoil
IPA|/spɔɪl/
SAMPA|/spOIl/
audio|en-us-spoil.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔɪl|-ɔɪl

Etymology
From OF. espoillier, from L. spoliare.

Verb
en-verb|spoils|spoiling|spoiled or spoilt

  1. transitive To ruin.
  2. transitive To coddle or pamper to excess.
  3. intransitive Of food, to become bad, sour or rancid.

Synonyms
(ruin): damage, destroy, ruin
(coddle): coddle, indulge, mollycoddle

Translations
trans-top|ruin
Dutch: verbrodden, verprutsen
Finnish: pilata
French: abîmer
German: ruinieren, verderben
trans-mid
Italian: rovinare
Russian: испортить
Spanish: dañar
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trans-top|to coddle or pamper
Dutch: verwennen, bederven (maybe only in Flanders)
Finnish: pilata
French: gâter
German: verwöhnen
trans-mid
Italian: viziare
Russian: баловать
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trans-top|become sour
Dutch: bederven
Finnish: pilaantua
French: gâter
German: verderben
trans-mid
Italian: andare a male m
Russian: прокиснуть (of liquid foods), скиснуть (of liquid foods), испортиться (of solid foods)
Spanish: agriar
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Noun
en-noun

  1. (Also in plural: spoils) plunder|Plunder taken from an enemy or victim.
  2. uncountable Material (such as rock or earth) removed in the course of an excavation, or in mining or dredge|dredging.

Translations
trans-top|plunder taken from an enemy or victim
Czech: lup m, kořist f
Dutch: buit f
Finnish: saalis, sotasaalis
German: Beute f
Italian: bottino m
trans-mid
Russian: трофей m
Spanish: botín m
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trans-top|material moved
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ttbc|Indonesian: kotor|mengotori, noda|menodai
ttbc|Japanese: 台無しにする (だいなしにする, dainashinisuru), 腐らせる (くさらせる, kusaraseru), 悪くなる
(わるくなる, warukunaru)

Derived terms
spoils of war
spoilsport
spoiler
spoilage
spoilt<!--adjective, referring to people, ballot papers, etc-->
too many cooks spoil the broth

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