verb (used with object), spoiled or spoilt, spoil·ing.
verb (used without object), spoiled or spoilt, spoil·ing.
- the emoluments and advantages of public office viewed as won by a victorious political party: the spoils of office.
- prizes won or treasures accumulated: a child's spoils brought home from a party.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spoilspoil·a·ble, adjectivespoilless, adjectiveun·spoil·a·ble, adjectiveun·spoiled, adjective
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It was as though he wanted to have the vast spoils of the world all for himself.The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained|Alissa Wilkinson|December 4, 2020|Vox
When Jones County Confederates tried to steer a corn-filled wagon through the county en route to Mobile, Alabama, Newton and his fellow soldiers opened fire and took the wagon as spoils.These Pioneers Tried to Get the Confederate Flag Out of Mississippi 156 Years Ago|Fiona Zublin|December 3, 2020|Ozy
The problem is that the spoils from technology-driven productivity gains have not been shared equally.MIT Report: Robots Aren’t the Biggest Threat to the Future of Work—Policy Is|Edd Gent|November 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
Later, laaities in town would cross blocks to crowd into living rooms where we sat in front of the machines of more fortunate sons, garlanded in their spoils and praise as we cracked consoles our parents couldn’t afford.
Connected TVs are streaming more video than ever to people in Europe and Samsung wants a share of the spoils.‘We want to be as frictionless as possible’: Samsung ramps up its pitch to advertisers across Europe|Seb Joseph|October 15, 2020|Digiday
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Of course I dismissed him for the day, and of course I paid him for the full time, that being the way we spoil our models.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So in episode five—not to spoil anything—Cohle gives one of his metaphysical addresses.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At these wellness retreats, the staff will kick your butt—and then spoil you silly.
There are other ways in which the shutdown can spoil the holiday season – for retailers and workers.
She says she ain't going to spoil her children by sparing rods when our 'upper lot' is full of 'em.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
If only we could obtain running powers to Limerick and carry them back to Ireland, we should have secured some of the spoil.
Thy riches and thy treasures I will give unto spoil for nothing, because of all thy sins, even in all thy borders.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
They were rowing down the channel of the wider portion of the creek towards Isabel's landing, their boat filled with spoil.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for spoil
verb spoils, spoiling, spoilt or spoiled
- the act of plundering
- a strategically placed building, city, etc, captured as plunder
Word Origin for spoil
Idioms and Phrases with spoil
In addition to the idioms beginning with spoil
- spoil for
- spare the rod and spoil the child
- too many cooks spoil the broth
- to the victor belong the spoils