Clearly, we have been spoilt by Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren with The Queen.
Our beaver hunt was spoilt for that night, so we moved back on the trail and camped.
Why, it would be simply monstrous if your career were spoilt through no fault of your own.
The freshness of the experience would be spoilt, I feared, by incomplete glimpses caught in the vagueness of the dusk.
It's little enough of you home your get—that little shall not be spoilt by ashes and dust.
But aw've nubdy to blame but misen, for aw've spoilt him ivver sin aw had him an awst ha to tak th' consequences.
When he came home, the lad was spoilt as if he were a prince.
But she spoilt the remonstrance by blushing like a girl of eighteen.
Flossie, it is you that have spoilt our lives, and I will never forgive you—never, as long as I live!'
Eau-de-vie ordinaire, or common brandy, is distilled from inferior or spoilt white or red wines; average sp.
c.1300, from Old French espoillier "to strip, plunder," from Latin spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor stripped from an enemy, booty;" originally "skin stripped from a killed animal," from PIE *spol-yo-, perhaps from root *spel- "to split, to break off" (cf. Greek aspalon "skin, hide," spolas "flayed skin;" Lithuanian spaliai "shives of flax;" Old Church Slavonic rasplatiti "to cleave, split;" Middle Low German spalden, Old High German spaltan "to split;" Sanskrit sphatayati "splits").
Sense of "to damage so as to render useless" is from 1560s; that of "to over-indulge" (a child, etc.) is from 1640s (implied in spoiled). Intransitive sense of "to go bad" is from 1690s. To be spoiling for (a fight, etc.) is from 1865, from notion that one will "spoil" if he doesn't get it. Spoil-sport attested from 1801.
"goods captured in time of war," c.1300; see spoil (v.). Spoils system in U.S. politics attested by 1839, commonly associated with the administration of President Andrew Jackson, on the notion of "to the victor belongs the spoils."
To kill; waste: You wanted to hate his guts so it would be easier to spoil him? (1980s+)