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Significado de “spoil” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "spoil" - Diccionario Inglés

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uk   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 ​badnews spoil his ​evening. The ​oilspill has spoiled the ​wholebeautifulcoastline. I haven't ​seen the ​film, so don't spoil it for me by ​telling me what ​happens. You'll spoil ​your appetite for ​dinner if you have a ​cake now. [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. [T] UK specialized politics to ​mark a ballotpaper so that it cannot be ​officiallycounted as a ​vote: Since she ​supported none of the ​candidates, she spoiled her ​ballotpaper.
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spoil verb (TREAT WELL)

[T] to ​treat someone very or too well, ​especially by being ​extremelygenerous: When I'm ​feelingmiserable I go ​shopping and spoil myself - a ​couple of new ​dresses always make me ​feelbetter.

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.


uk   us   /spɔɪl/

spoil noun (EARTH)

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

spoil noun (PROFITS)

spoils [plural] formal goods, ​advantages, ​profits, etc. that you get by ​youractions or because of ​yourposition or ​situation: The spoils of ​victory/​warincludedmounds of ​treasure and ​armour.
(Definition of spoil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "spoil" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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 us   /spɔɪl/ (past tense and past participle spoiled  /spɔɪld/ or spoilt  /spɔɪlt/ )

spoil verb (DESTROY)

[I/T] to ​destroy or ​damage something, or to ​becomedestroyed or ​damaged: [T] The ​oilspill spoiled five ​miles of ​coastline. [T] Don’t ​tell me how it ​ends, you’ll spoil the ​movie for me. [I] Food spoils ​quickly in ​hotweather.

spoil verb (TREAT TOO WELL)

[T] to ​treat someone very well, esp. by being too ​generous: My ​vacation spoiled me. "We’re spoiling you," he said, ​handing her another ​cookie.
(Definition of spoil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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