Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spoil

3 senses of spoil

Sense 1
spoil -- ((usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy")
       => stolen property -- (property that has been stolen)

Sense 2
spoil, spoiling, spoilage -- (the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate")
       => injury -- (an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage)

Sense 3
spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation -- (the act of stripping and taking by force)
       => plundering, pillage, pillaging -- (the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spoil

8 senses of spoil

Sense 1
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 -- (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")
       => fail, go wrong, miscarry -- (be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably")

Sense 2
spoil, go bad -- (become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils")
       => decay -- (undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated")

Sense 3
corrupt, spoil -- (alter from the original)
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

Sense 4
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge -- (treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!")
       => treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

Sense 5
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 6
itch, spoil -- (have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 7
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder -- (destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 8
mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate -- (make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

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