/spɔɪl/ verb (past tense and past participle spoiled, spoilt)
MAKE BAD [T] › to stop something from being enjoyable or successful: The picnic was spoiled by the bad weather. I don't want to spoil the fun, but could you turn the music down a bit? CHILD [T] › If you spoil a child, you let them have anything they want or do anything they want, usually making them badly behaved. TREAT WELL [T] › to treat someone very well, buying them things or doing things for them: He's always sending flowers - he absolutely spoils me! FOOD [I] formal › If food spoils, it starts to decay and you cannot eat it.