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Another word for spoil

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Verb
  1. To become or cause to become rotten or unsound

  2. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of

      1. An amount obtained by addition; a sum.
      2. The whole amount of something; the entirety:
      3. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire:
      1. The act of destroying or the state of being destroyed; destruction:
      2. Accidental destruction of a ship; a shipwreck.
      3. The stranded hulk of a severely damaged ship.
      1. Destruction or ruin. Used chiefly in the phrase wrack and ruin.
      1. (UK, intransitive) To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal.
      2. (US, intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
      3. (intransitive, of water) To carry an object to land.
      1. To reverse or erase; annul:
      2. To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
      3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
      1. A cigar-shaped, self-propelled underwater projectile launched from a submarine, aircraft, or ship and designed to detonate on contact with or in the vicinity of a target.
      2. Any of various submarine explosive devices, especially a submarine mine.
      3. A small explosive placed on a railroad track that is fired by the weight of the train to sound a warning of an approaching hazard.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
      2. To damage seriously; disable:
      3. To cause the destruction or ruin of; destroy:
      1. The state of being physically destroyed, collapsed, or decayed:
      2. The state of being extensively harmed or damaged:
      3. Poverty of bankruptcy:
      1. To stop (doing an activity or task) after reaching the point at which there is nothing left to do:
      2. To bring to a required or desired state:
      3. To arrive at or attain the end of:
      1. To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
      2. To put an end to; eliminate:
      3. To render useless or ruin:
      1. To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
      2. To do away with completely; put an end to:
      3. To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
      1. Alternative form of breakdown.
      2. (intransitive) to fail, to cease to function
      3. (ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
      1. A person, business, or organization legally declared insolvent because of inability to pay debts.
      2. A person who is totally lacking in a specified resource or quality:
      3. Having been legally declared insolvent.
  3. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess

  4. To treat with indulgence and often overtender care

    See also:

    treat well

  5. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

      1. A farm implement consisting of a heavy frame with sharp teeth or upright disks, used to break up and even off plowed ground.
      2. To break up and level (soil or land) with a harrow.
      3. To inflict great distress or torment on.
      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. to rob, plunder, or despoil
      1. A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
      2. The amount that a sack can hold:
      3. A short loose-fitting garment for women and children.
      1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate:
      2. To pillage; sack:
      3. To wreak destruction.
      1. The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
      2. The crime of using force or threat of force to compel a person to submit to some other sexual penetration.
      3. Other unlawful sexual intercourse or penetration, as with an unconscious person or person below the age of or incapable of consent.
      1. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
      2. To go through (a place) stealing valuables and causing disarray; pillage:
      1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage:
      2. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
      3. To take booty; rob.
      1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
      2. To take as spoils.
      3. To take spoils by force.
      1. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
      2. Stolen goods or money.
      3. Things of value, such as gifts, received.
      1. Widespread destruction; devastation.
      2. Disorder or chaos:
      3. To destroy or pillage.
      1. To deprive of something valuable, especially by force; rob:
      2. To ruin, especially by destroying or removing what is valuable:
      1. To ransack; plunder.
      2. To engage in plundering.
Noun
  1. Goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime.

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

    See also:

    politics

Another word for spoil

Verb
  1. To ruin

      1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage:
      2. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
      3. To take booty; rob.
      1. To make filthy or dirty; pollute:
      2. To debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt:
      3. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
      1. To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
      2. To put an end to; eliminate:
      3. To render useless or ruin:
  2. To decay

    See also:

    decay