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English definition of “spoil”

spoil

verb     /spɔɪl/ (past tense and past participle spoiled, spoilt)
MAKE BAD [T] B1 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 ?Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
CHILD [T] If you spoil a child , you let them have anything they want or do anything they want , usually making them badly behaved .Treating someone wellParenting and caring for children
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!Treating someone well
FOOD [I] formal If food spoils, it starts to decay and you cannot eat it.Edible and inedibleDecaying and staying fresh
(Definition of spoil verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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