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Synonyms for spoil

Synonyms for spoil

to become or cause to become rotten or unsound

to treat with indulgence and often overtender care

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime

the political appointments or jobs that are at the disposal of those in power

Synonyms for spoil

(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)

the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

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the act of stripping and taking by force

become unfit for consumption or use

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alter from the original

treat with excessive indulgence

have a strong desire or urge to do something

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destroy and strip of its possession

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It was further explained in the letter that original owners of the spoil banks area land had become aggravated and were agitating over delay in re-sale process as KPK government had issued NOC for re-sale of the spoil Bank land in 2006 and all most all land in KP province had been re-soled to their original land owners whereas matter for re-sale of spoil banks situated in the Punjab area was delaying due to non issuance of the NOC.
Spoil detection-based smart labels have applications mainly in food and beverage and healthcare industries.
Food manufacturers add expiry dates to foods so you can tell when they are spoiled, but I look at expiry dates for other reasons.
In order to isolate the mesophilic, chemolithotrophic, acidophilic bacteria of the genus Acidithiobacillus, 1 g of spoil sample was suspended in 100ml each of Starkey medium in Erlenmeyer (shake) flask.
But the multiple Grammy-award singer, who has homes in France, London, Hollywood and a mansion in rural England, said he did not want to spoil the child.
Will you stop it.'' And then I feel even sadder because I realise that not only can I NOT spoil her but she might actually be relieved in two years time to escape from my attentions.
2 : to damage badly : ruin <Frost spoiled the crop.>
In contrast, organic mulch amendments can improve revegetation success on saline-sodic bentonite spoil (Smith et al.
Henry knows that his grandma spoils him, but he isn't sure if she spoils him with love or with buying him things.
RYAN Ennis has played football at weekends for most of his young life,but he says abusive parents spoil it for everyone.
We were not "frantically devising multiple formulas" to prove that Nader did not spoil the election, "no matter what." There was only one "spoiling" formula, which was constructed with scrupulous honesty, and this formula did show that Nader votes cost Gore the election.
Most wines are analyzed before they go into a bottle, and those that are properly made and stored rarely spoil by way of vinegar.
Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri has declared it 'haram (forbidden)' for Malaysian Muslims to spoil their votes or not vote in the general election.
Talent manager Carlo Orosa says he is determined to spoil his US-based mother, now that she is in Manila to spend the Christmas holidays with him.