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Meaning: SPOIL

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

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