|1.||[ verb ] make a mess of, destroy or ruin|
|Synonyms:||louse_up fuck_up flub muck_up blunder mess_up foul_up ball_up mishandle muff bungle blow fumble bollix bollocks_up bobble fluff bollix_up bollocks screw_up botch_up bumble botch|
"I botched the dinner and we had to eat out" "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
|Related terms:||fail blurt_out blunder bungler fluff ballup screwup|
|2.||[ verb ] alter from the original|
|Related terms:||modify adulterate spoliation|
|3.||[ verb ] become unfit for consumption or use|
"the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
|Related terms:||decay addle curdle spoilage|
|4.||[ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of|
|Synonyms:||frustrate thwart foil cross bilk baffle scotch queer|
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"
|Related terms:||prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross|
|5.||[ verb ] treat with excessive indulgence|
|Synonyms:||coddle pamper indulge baby cocker mollycoddle cosset featherbed|
"grandparents often pamper the children" "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
|Related terms:||treat indulgence pamperer mollycoddle|
|6.||[ noun ] the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it|
"her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
|Related terms:||injury botch|
|7.||[ verb ] make imperfect|
|Synonyms:||mar impair vitiate deflower|
"nothing marred her beauty"
|Related terms:||damage defile deface blemish defloration impairer|
|8.||[ verb ] have a strong desire or urge to do something|
"She is itching to start the project" "He is spoiling for a fight"
|Related terms:||desire discourage disappoint urge|
|9.||[ noun ] (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)|
"to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
|Related terms:||stolen_property plural|
|10.||[ verb ] destroy and strip of its possession|
|Synonyms:||despoil violate plunder rape|
"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
|Related terms:||destroy plundering rape|
|11.||[ noun ] the act of stripping and taking by force|
|Synonyms:||spoilation despoliation despoilment despoilation spoliation|
|Related terms:||plundering plunder rape|