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Spoil

Definition

[n] the act of stripping and taking by force
[n] the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
[n] (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
[v] alter from the original
[v] become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
[v] make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
[v] destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
[v] have a strong desire or urge to do soemthing; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
[v] make a mess of, destroy or ruin
[v] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
[v] treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

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