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English definition of “spoil”


verb [I/T] (DESTROY)   /spɔɪl/ (past tense and past participle spoiled  /spɔɪld/ or spoilt  /spɔɪlt/)
to destroy or damage something, or to become destroyed or damaged : [T] The oil spill spoiled five miles of coastline . [T] Don’t tell me how it ends , you’ll spoil the movie for me. [I] Food spoils quickly in hot weather .
(Definition of spoil verb (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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