Textual thesaurus for "spoil"

(noun) despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoilation, spoliation

the act of stripping and taking by force

(noun) spoilage, spoiling

the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

her spoiling my dress was deliberate

(verb) corrupt

alter from the original

(verb) go bad

become unfit for consumption or use

the meat must be eaten before it spoils

(verb) deflower, impair, vitiate, mar

make imperfect

nothing marred her beauty

(verb) despoil, plunder, rape, violate

destroy and strip of its possession

The soldiers raped the beautiful country

(verb) itch

have a strong desire or urge to do something

She is itching to start the project; He is spoiling for a fight

(verb) flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, ball up, screw up, mishandle, muck up, muff, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle

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

(verb) scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

(verb) indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, coddle, baby

treat with excessive indulgence

grandparents often pamper the children; Let's not mollycoddle our students!