Translation of "spoil" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /spɔɪl/ us /spɔɪl/

B1 to stop something from being enjoyable or successful

The picnic was spoiled by the bad weather.

If you spoil a child, you let him or her have anything he or she wants, in a way that has a bad effect on his or her behaviour.


(Translation of “spoil” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)