Translation of "spoil" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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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. 他努力不讓那個壞消息破壞他晚上的興致。
The oil spill has spoiled the whole beautiful coastline. 溢出的石油破壞了整段漂亮的海岸線。
I haven't seen the film, so don't spoil it for me by telling me what happens. 我還沒看那部電影,所以別把內容告訴我,以免壞了我的興致。
You'll spoil your appetite for dinner if you have a cake now. 你要是現在吃蛋糕的話,就沒胃口吃晚飯了。

[ 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. 如果你不把甜點放在冰箱裡,它會壞掉的。

[ 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. 幾個候選人她誰都不支持,因此她把選票作廢了。

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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. 我心情糟糕的時候,就會去購物放縱一下——買上幾件新衣服總會讓我感覺好過些。

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. 哈維先生只此一次不能如願以償按他的意思做,就氣呼呼的,像個寵壞了的孩子。


uk /spɔɪl/ us /spɔɪl/

spoil noun (EARTH)

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

a spoil heap 廢土堆

spoil noun (PROFITS)

spoils [ plural ] formal

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

戰利品,掠奪物;權力地位的連帶利益,獲益 ; 肥缺
The spoils of victory/war included mounds of treasure and armour. 勝利/戰爭的戰利品包括大量的財物和盔甲。

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