Meaning of spoil

Definition of spoil

(noun) (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
the act of stripping and taking by force
(verb) make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
alter from the original
treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"

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