Translation of "spoil" - English-Spanish dictionary

spoil

verb uk /spɔɪl/ us /spɔɪl/

B1 to stop something from being enjoyable or successful

estropear
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.

malcriar

(Translation of “spoil” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

spoil

verb /spoil/ (past tense, past participles spoiled, spoilt /-t/)

to damage or ruin; to make bad or useless

estropear
If you touch that drawing, you’ll spoil it.

to give (a child etc ) too much of what he wants and possibly make his character, behaviour/behavior etc worse by doing so

mimar
They spoil that child dreadfully and she’s becoming unbearable!
spoils noun plural

profits or rewards

botín
the spoils of war
the spoils of success.
spoilt adjective

mimado
He’s a very spoilt child!
spoilsport noun

a person who spoils, or refuses to join in, the fun of others

aguafiestas
Don’t be such a spoilsport!

(Translation of “spoil” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)