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  • TWL/NWL (Scrabble US / Canada / Thailand)
  • SOWPODS/CSW (Scrabble UK / International)
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Meaning of spoil

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in
           war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
      2: the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her
         spoiling my dress was deliberate" [syn: {spoil}, {spoiling},
      3: the act of stripping and taking by force [syn: {spoil},
         {spoliation}, {spoilation}, {despoilation}, {despoilment},
      v 1: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and
           we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
           passage in the second movement" [syn: {botch}, {bodge},
           {bumble}, {fumble}, {botch up}, {muff}, {blow}, {flub},
           {screw up}, {ball up}, {spoil}, {muck up}, {bungle},
           {fluff}, {bollix}, {bollix up}, {bollocks}, {bollocks up},
           {bobble}, {mishandle}, {louse up}, {foul up}, {mess up},
           {fuck up}]
      2: become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten
         before it spoils" [syn: {spoil}, {go bad}]
      3: alter from the original [syn: {corrupt}, {spoil}]
      4: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper
         the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn:
         {pamper}, {featherbed}, {cosset}, {cocker}, {baby}, {coddle},
         {mollycoddle}, {spoil}, {indulge}]
      5: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What
         ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing
         September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: {thwart},
         {queer}, {spoil}, {scotch}, {foil}, {cross}, {frustrate},
         {baffle}, {bilk}]
      6: have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching
         to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight" [syn:
         {itch}, {spoil}]
      7: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: {rape}, {spoil}, {despoil},
         {violate}, {plunder}]
      8: make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty" [syn: {mar},
         {impair}, {spoil}, {deflower}, {vitiate}]

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