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Translation of "spoil" - English-Spanish dictionary

spoil

verb   /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
(Definition 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!
(Definition of spoil from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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