- A strategy designed to obstruct or prevent the success of a project, opponent, etc.: the home side, frustrated by the Wasps' strong defence, resorted to spoiling tacticsMore example sentences
- There isn't much Pearce hasn't seen in his 20 years in the game and he wasn't about to condemn Sheffield for their spoiling tactics.
- Now perhaps all the counties can get back to playing good open football and forget about the over-reliance on spoiling tactics and team huddles.
- We probably lost that final because we tried to play too much football while they employed a lot of spoiling tactics.