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English definition of “spoil”

spoil

verb [T] (CHILD)    /spɔɪl/ (spoiled or spoilt, spoiled or spoilt) disapproving
C1 to allow a child to do or have everything that it wants to, usually so that it expects to get everything it wants and does not show respect to other people: Mr Harvey, unable for once to do exactly as he wanted, sulked just like a spoilt child.Treating someone well
(Definition of spoil verb (CHILD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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