- diminish or destroy the value or quality of；prevent someone from enjoying (an occasion or event)
- goods stolen or taken forcibly from a person or place；waste material brought up during the course of an excavation or a dredging or mining operation.
noun: spoil, plural noun: spoils
verb: spoil, 3rd person present: spoils, gerund or present participle: spoiling, past tense: spoilt, past participle: spoilt
- 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 re-elected
- 2. prevent someone from enjoying (an occasion or event):
she was afraid of spoiling Christmas for the rest of the family
- 3. mark (a ballot paper) incorrectly so as to make one's vote invalid, especially as a gesture of protest:
the group called on its supporters to spoil their papers
- 4. (of food) become unfit for eating:
I've got some ham that'll spoil if we don't eat it tonight
- 5. harm the character of (someone, especially a child) by being too lenient or indulgent:
the last thing I want to do is spoil Thomas
- 6. treat with great or excessive kindness, consideration, or generosity:
breakfast in bed—you're spoiling me!
- 7. be extremely or aggressively eager for:
Cooper was spoiling for a fight
- 8. rob (a person or a place) of goods or possessions by force or violence:
the enemy entered into Hereford, spoiled and fired the city, and razed the walls to the ground
- 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.
...以文法的規則是應該要發 d 的音，但是日常生活裡 spoiled 的結尾可以發 d 或 t 的音。 Merriam-...發音: 如果你的動詞的字尾音是任何其他的聲音（包括 spoiled 裡面的 "il")，那麼就要用 d 的方式來發...
Spare the rod and spoil the child Spare ===> 節約；省用；吝惜 rod ===> (拷打用的) 荊條；棍棒 spoil ===> 寵壞；溺愛 玉不琢不成器；不打不成器
... am here. I will embrace you. And now you tease like a spoilt child. ...' (見 http://lib.hku.hk/bonsall/hongloumeng/54.pdf) 另外, H. ...