- n (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
- n the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
her spoiling my dress was deliberate
- n the act of stripping and taking by force
- v make a mess of, destroy or ruin
- v become unfit for consumption or use
the meat must be eaten before it spoils
- v alter from the original
- v treat with excessive indulgence
- v hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
- v have a strong desire or urge to do something
He is spoiling for a fight
- v destroy and strip of its possession
- v make imperfect
- Who would have thought that this mother of a soldier killed in Iraq could spoil the President's vacationand become spiritual leader of the antiwar camp?.
- In the meantime, media baron Kouris claims to have more photographs of Mimi baring all, as well as a sizable file of material about alleged corruption that he promises will spoil .
- That's why I spoil and warn.
News & Articles
- Weak effort in giant loss
Giants spoil pitcher Charlie Morton's return to majors with 10-0 victory against the Pirates.
June 14, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Expedition Florida 500 paddles on
Since shoving off from the Treasure Coast last week, Expedition Florida 500 adventurers Justin Riney of Vero Beach and Jackson Berger of Jupiter have journeyed through tropical storms, camped on spoil islands, joined in beach cleanups, spoke to groups of environmentalists and even spent a day exploring space.
June 14, 2013 - Indian River Press Journal
- Rain Could Spoil Mets’ Harvey-Wheeler Double Dip In Atlanta
Rain, rain, go away; don't spoil Zack and Harvey day.
June 13, 2013 - CBS New York
- Osama bin Laden in Forbes
So there is a huge difference between the path of the kings, presidents and hypocritical Ulama (Islamic scholars) and the path of these noble young men,like al-Shehri, bin Laden said. "The formers' lot is to spoil and enjoy themselves...
- Michael Fincke in International Herald Tribune
Not to spoil anything, but I think up here the appropriate words are 'Yippee!'space station commander Mike Fincke told Mission Control early Tuesday morning, shortly before bedtime.
- Cody Ross in Palm Beach Post
You could just look in their dugout and it's just like panic mode. Guys are pacing up and down,Ross said. "If you're not going to be in the playoffs, then you might as well try to spoil it for somebody else."