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spoil 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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spoilt, past tense; spoiled, past participle; spoiled, past tense; spoilt, past participle; spoiling, present participle; spoils, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Diminish or destroy the value or quality of
    • - I wouldn't want to spoil your fun
    • - a series of political blunders spoiled their chances of being reelected
  2. Prevent someone from enjoying (an occasion or event)
    • - she was afraid of spoiling Christmas for the rest of the family
  3. (of food) Become unfit for eating
    • - I've got some ham that'll spoil if we don't eat it tonight
  4. Harm the character of (a child) by being too lenient or indulgent
    • - the last thing I want to do is spoil Thomas
    • - a spoiled child
  5. Treat with great or excessive kindness, consideration, or generosity
    • - breakfast in bed—you're spoiling me!
  6. Be extremely or aggressively eager for
    • - Cooper was spoiling for a fight
  7. Rob (a person or a place) of goods or possessions by force or violence

Noun
  1. Goods stolen or taken forcibly from a person or place
    • - the looters carried their spoils away
  2. Waste material brought up during the course of an excavation or a dredging or mining operation


  1. (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
  2. botch: 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"
  3. the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
  4. become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
  5. corrupt: alter from the original
  6. the act of stripping and taking by force
  7. In Archaeology, spoil is the term used for the soil, dirt and rubble that results from an excavation, and discarded off site on spoil heaps. These heaps are commonly accessed by barrow runs.
  8. A spoiled child (also called a spoiled brat) is a child that exhibits behavioral problems from overindulgence by his or her parents. Spoiled children may be described as "overindulged", "grandiose", "narcissistic" or "egocentric-regressed". ...
  9. (Spoiled (play)) Spoiled is a television and stage play by Simon Gray, first broadcast by the BBC in 1968 and later adapted for the stage. ...
  10. (Spoiled (song)) "Spoiled" is a song by English soul singer-songwriter Joss Stone from her second studio album, Mind Body & Soul (2004). ...
  11. (Spoiling) Decomposition or rotting is the process by which tissues of a dead organism break down into simpler forms of matter. The process is essential for new growth and development of living organisms because it recycles the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. ...
  12. (The Spoils (album)) The Spoils is the debut studio album by an American band U.S.S.A.. It was written and produced by Paul Barker and Duane Denison.
  13. Plunder taken from an enemy or victim; Material (such as rock or earth) removed in the course of an excavation, or in mining or dredging. Tailings; To strip or deprive (someone) of their possessions, armour etc.; to despoil. [from 14th c.]; To plunder, pillage (a city, country etc.). ...
  14. (spoiled) Of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible; Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering
  15. (spoiled) To get your get your way all the time
  16. (spoiled) erkе, erkе ösgеn, erkеlikdеn buzulģan
  17. (Spoiling) (a ballot) – Marking a ballot with a vote for more than one candidate in a race so that the legal vote cannot/will not be counted and voided.  The spoiling is done by a one of the ballot counters.
  18. (spoils) Dirt or rock that has been removed from its original location, destroying the composition of the soil in the process, as with strip-mining or dredging.
  19. (SPOILS) Stolen goods. To do harm to the character, nature, or attitude of by over-solicitude, overindulgence, or excessive praise.
  20. (Spoils) A prize one receives from winning a spoils match or a match in a tournament. To the victor, goes the spoils.
  21. (Spoils) Items in a production run rejected by the machine handler as being sub-standard, eg., sheets printed when setting-up the press.
  22. (spoils) Goods that cannot be sold for which a retailer receives a credit from a supplier. Also called stales.
  23. refuse removed in the process of digging
  24. The rock overburden, not including the soil layers, that has been removed in surface mining to gain access to the coal seam.
  25. soil removed from its original location, typically stacked in a pile & may be reused.