Definitions of spoil

  1. To practise plunder or robbery; to decay.
  2. To make worthless; taint or become tainted.
  3. To rob; despoil.
  4. To plunder; corrupt; destroy; colloquially, to overindulge so as to harm character; as, to spoil a child.
  5. To take by force: to plunder.
  6. To corrupt: to mar: to make useless.
  7. To render worthless; corrupt; destroy.
  8. To practice plunder or robbery; to become corrupted; decay.
  9. To practice robbery.
  10. To decay: to become useless.
  11. To become worthless; decay.
  12. treat with excessive indulgence; " grandparents often pamper the children"; " Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
  13. become unfit for consumption or use; " the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
  14. have a strong desire or urge to do soemthing; " She is itching to start the project"; " He is spoiling for a fight"
  15. To plunder; to strip by violence; to seize by violence; to corrupt; to vitiate; to ruin by indulgence; to render useless by injury; to injure fatally.
  16. To plunder; to rob.
  17. To waste; to render useless; to mar; to taint; to go to ruin.
  18. Spoiling.
  19. the act of stripping and taking by force
  20. the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; " her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
  21. ( usually plural) valuables taken by violence ( especially in war); " to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
  22. have a strong desire or urge to do something; " She is itching to start the project"; " He is spoiling for a fight"
  23. To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; -- with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possession.
  24. To seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder.
  25. To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.
  26. To practice plunder or robbery.
  27. To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather.
  28. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
  29. That which is gained by strength or effort.
  30. The act or practice of plundering; robbery; aste.
  31. Corruption; cause of corruption.
  32. The slough, or cast skin, of a serpent or other animal.
  33. Pillage; plunder; booty.
  34. Spoiler.
  35. That which is taken by force: plunder: pillage: robbery.
  36. Anything taken by force; pillage.
  37. Plunder; booty.
  38. That which is taken by violence; pillage; booty; that which is gained by effort; that which is taken from another without license; robbery; corruption; the cast skin of a serpent or other animal.
  39. That which is taken by force, especially in war; pillage; plunder.
  40. Spoiled, spoilt.
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