- 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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Idioms about spoil
Origin of spoil
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OTHER WORDS FROM spoilspoil·a·ble, adjectivespoilless, adjectiveun·spoil·a·ble, adjectiveun·spoiled, adjective
How to use spoil in a sentence
Yes, Mailer was, as he readily admitted, something of a spoiled Jewish boy.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That kind of spoiled naïveté seems inexcusable in a clearly intelligent author who is pushing 30.
Poor Stone, like most of us, forced to share a stage with this unpredictable, spoiled brat, looked uncomfortable.
They have putrid California grapes for eyes, puffed-out cheeks of spoiled plums, sweltered eggplant lips.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even stories of cruise ships in trouble with leaky toilets and spoiled food are popular.
Where there is no hedge, the possession shall be spoiled: and where there is no wife, he mourneth that is in want.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
But this sudden blow was a reminder that fate had been capricious to spoiled darlings before.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Entrusted with sixty thousand men with orders to make a vast turning movement, his timidity spoiled the Emperor's careful plans.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He would never suffer that fine crop of hay to be spoiled; and father, with no one here to help him to bring it in.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
He has been with me to see old Mrs. Robins, and she made so much of him, that if I take him again he'll be regularly spoiled.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for spoil
- the act of plundering
- a strategically placed building, city, etc, captured as plunder
Word Origin for spoil
Other 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