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spoil

  
  ( spoils    3rd person present)   ( spoiling    present participle)   ( spoiled    past tense & past participle)   ( spoilt    past tense & past participle  )
American English uses the form spoiled as the past tense and past participle. British English uses either spoiled or spoilt.     
1       verb   If you spoil something, you prevent it from being successful or satisfactory.  
It's important not to let mistakes spoil your life...      V n  
Peaceful summer evenings can be spoilt by mosquitoes.      V n  
2       verb   If you spoil children, you give them everything they want or ask for. This is considered to have a bad effect on a child's character.  
Grandparents are often tempted to spoil their grandchildren whenever they come to visit.      V n  
   spoilt, spoiled             adj  
A spoilt child is rarely popular with other children..., Oh, that child. He's so spoiled.     
3       verb   If you spoilyourself or spoil another person, you give yourself or them something nice as a treat or do something special for them.   (=pamper)  
Spoil yourself with a new perfume this summer...      V pron-refl  
Perhaps I could employ someone to iron his shirts, but I wanted to spoil him. He was my man.      V n  
4       verb   If food spoils or if it is spoilt, it is no longer fit to be eaten.  
We all know that fats spoil by becoming rancid...      V  
Some organisms are responsible for spoiling food and cause food poisoning...      V n  
5       verb   If someone spoils their vote, they write something illegal on their voting paper, usually as a protest about the election, and their vote is not accepted.  
  (BRIT)   (=deface)  
They had broadcast calls for voters to spoil their ballot papers...      V n  
6       n-plural   The spoilsof something are things that people get as a result of winning a battle or of doing something successfully.  
usu with supp  
True to military tradition, the victors are now treating themselves to the spoils of war...     
7    If you say that someone is spoilt for choice or spoiled for choice, you mean that they have a great many things of the same type to choose from.  
spoilt for choice/spoiled for choice      phrase   v-link PHR  
At lunchtime, MPs are spoilt for choice in 26 restaurants and bars.      spoil for      phrasal verb   If you are spoiling for a fight, you are very eager for it to happen.  
only cont  
A mob armed with guns was at the border between the two republics, spoiling for a fight.      V P n  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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spoilt     
Spoilt is a past participle and past tense of spoil.  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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buttocks, butt, ass.
[Slang]
n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
n.
go fast, move very quickly
adj.
annoying, arduous, bothersome, burdensome, demanding, difficult, harassing, hard, importunate, inconvenient, irksome, irritating, laborious, oppressive, pestilential, plaguy
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n.
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adj.
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v.
transform into something English, render similar to an English person or thing
adj.
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
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n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
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