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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Idioms for spoil
Origin of spoil
synonym study for spoil
OTHER WORDS FROM spoilspoil·a·ble, adjectivespoilless, adjectiveun·spoil·a·ble, adjectiveun·spoiled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spoil
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.
To one like Danjou, spoiled with every kind of success, the affront was deadly.The Immortal|Alphonse Daudet
She spoiled it all, however, by continually talking of the distaste she had for domestic obligations.Six Bad Husbands and Six Unhappy Wives|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Figure 212 is, however, a loop, as the circuit is spoiled on one side by an appendage.The Science of Fingerprints|Federal Bureau of Investigation
No matter, I had 'spoiled the whole party and broke up the ball!'
Where was that confident girl now—the girl who had been so sweetly "spoiled" by father and mother and sister, and adoring friends?Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
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