Translation of "spoil" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb (DESTROY) 破壞 uk us /spɔɪl/ (spoiled or spoilt)

[ 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 spoilt 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 spoilt, 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 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。

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