English dictionary definition of:

spoil


Noun

  • (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
  • the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
  • the act of stripping and taking by force

Verb

  • make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • become unfit for consumption or use
  • alter from the original
  • treat with excessive indulgence
  • hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • have a strong desire or urge to do something
  • destroy and strip of its possession
  • make imperfect

Thesaurus

baby   baffle   bilk   cocker   coddle   corrupt   cosset   cross   deflower   despoil   despoilation   despoilment   despoliation   featherbed   foil   frustrate   impair   indulge   itch   mar   mollycoddle   pamper   plunder   queer   rape   scotch   spoilage   spoilation   spoiling   spoliation   thwart   violate   vitiate  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list oi and oy words and learn about the word spoil in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 16. Spelling choices for /oi/ sound: oi, oy.

Scrabble score for spoil


Scrabble score = 7

generated at 18:31:58 on 16-05-22

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