English dictionary definition of:

spoil


Noun

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

Verb

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

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Thesaurus

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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 05:51:57 on 02-08-19

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