Translation of "spoil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations


uk /spɔɪl/ us /spɔɪl/ spoiled or spoilt, spoiled or spoilt

spoil verb (DESTROY)

B1 [ T ] to destroy or reduce the pleasure, interest, or beauty of something

He tried not to let the bad news spoil his evening. 他努力不让那个坏消息破坏他晚上的兴致。
The oil spill has spoiled the whole beautiful coastline. 溢出的石油破坏了整段漂亮的海岸线。
I haven't seen the film, so don't spoil it for me by telling me what happens. 我还没看那部电影,所以别把内容告诉我,以免坏了我的兴致。
You'll spoil your appetite for dinner if you have a cake now. 你要是现在吃蛋糕的话,就没胃口吃晚饭了。

[ I or T ] When food spoils or is spoiled, it is no longer good enough to eat.

The dessert will spoil if you don't keep it in the fridge. 如果你不把甜点放在冰箱里,它会坏掉的。

[ T ] UK specialized politics to mark a ballot paper so that it cannot be officially counted as a vote

Since she supported none of the candidates, she spoiled her ballot paper. 几个候选人她哪个都不支持,因此她把选票作废了。

More examples

spoil verb (TREAT WELL)

[ T ] to treat someone very or too well, especially by being extremely generous

When I'm feeling miserable I go shopping and spoil myself - a couple of new dresses always make me feel better. 我心情糟糕的时候,就会去购物放纵一下自己——买上几件新衣服总会让我感觉好些。

spoil verb (CHILD)

C1 [ T ] disapproving 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 spoiled child. 哈维先生只此一次不能如愿以偿按他的意思做,就气鼓鼓的,像个宠坏了的孩子。


uk /spɔɪl/ us /spɔɪl/

spoil noun (EARTH)

[ U ] earth, stones, etc. dug out from a hole in the ground

a spoil heap 弃土堆

spoil noun (PROFITS)

spoils [ plural ] formal

goods, advantages, profits, etc. that you get by your actions or because of your position or situation

The spoils of victory/war included mounds of treasure and armour. 胜利/战争的战利品包括大量的财物和盔甲。

(Translation of “spoil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)