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  • verbruin, hurt
  • verbbaby, indulge
  • verbdecay, turn bad

synonyms for spoil

  • destroy
  • devastate
  • harm
  • impair
  • mar
  • tarnish
  • undo
  • upset
  • wreck
  • blemish
  • damage
  • debase
  • deface
  • defile
  • demolish
  • desecrate
  • desolate
  • despoil
  • disfigure
  • disgrace
  • injure
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • prejudice
  • ravage
  • sack
  • smash
  • squash
  • trash
  • vitiate
  • waste
  • depredate
  • make useless
  • mess up
  • muck up
  • spoliate
  • take apart
See also synonyms for: spoiled / spoiling / spoils / spoilt / unspoiled
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antonyms for spoil

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  • aid
  • assist
  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • fix
  • help
  • improve
  • repair
  • adorn
  • beautify
  • clean
  • decorate
  • embellish
  • enhance
  • honor
  • mend
  • ornament
  • protect
  • purify
  • respect
  • sanctify
  • save
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • hinder
  • ignore
  • neglect
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    How to use spoil in a sentence

    It was as though he wanted to have the vast spoils of the world all for himself.
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    When Jones County Confederates tried to steer a corn-filled wagon through the county en route to Mobile, Alabama, Newton and his fellow soldiers opened fire and took the wagon as spoils.
    THESE PIONEERS TRIED TO GET THE CONFEDERATE FLAG OUT OF MISSISSIPPI 156 YEARS AGOFIONA ZUBLINDECEMBER 3, 2020OZY
    The problem is that the spoils from technology-driven productivity gains have not been shared equally.
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    Later, laaities in town would cross blocks to crowd into living rooms where we sat in front of the machines of more fortunate sons, garlanded in their spoils and praise as we cracked consoles our parents couldn’t afford.
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    Connected TVs are streaming more video than ever to people in Europe and Samsung wants a share of the spoils.
    ‘WE WANT TO BE AS FRICTIONLESS AS POSSIBLE’: SAMSUNG RAMPS UP ITS PITCH TO ADVERTISERS ACROSS EUROPESEB JOSEPHOCTOBER 15, 2020DIGIDAY
    If I can be one member of a duopoly, I actually hate my rival much less than I hate the idea of anybody else who would interrupt that rivalry, because we are splitting the spoils now.
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    She says she ain't going to spoil her children by sparing rods when our 'upper lot' is full of 'em.
    DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
    If only we could obtain running powers to Limerick and carry them back to Ireland, we should have secured some of the spoil.
    FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
    Thy riches and thy treasures I will give unto spoil for nothing, because of all thy sins, even in all thy borders.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.
    THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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    WORDS RELATED TO SPOIL

    • dissipate
    • exhaust
    • misemploy
    • mishandle
    • misuse
    • overburden
    • overtax
    • overwork
    • prostitute
    • spoil
    • squander
    • taint
    • waste
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