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  1. [noun] (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"

  2. [noun] the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
    Synonyms: ing, age

  3. [noun] the act of stripping and taking by force
    Synonyms: spoliation, ation, deation, dement, despoliation

  4. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up

  5. [verb] become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
    Synonyms: go bad

  6. [verb] alter from the original
    Synonyms: corrupt

  7. [verb] treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
    Synonyms: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, indulge

  8. [verb] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    Synonyms: thwart, queer, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

  9. [verb] have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
    Synonyms: itch

  10. [verb] destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
    Synonyms: rape, deviolate, plunder

  11. [verb] make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
    Synonyms: mar, impair, deflower, vitiate


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