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spoiler

noun [C] (TAKING ATTENTION)    /ˈspɔɪ.lər/ US  /-lɚ/
a newspaper article, television programme, etc. that is produced just before or at the same time as another similar one in order to take attention away from itThe press and news reporting
(Definition of spoiler noun (TAKING ATTENTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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