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spoil
British English: /spɔɪl/
American English: /spɔɪl/

Translation of spoil in French:

noun

  • uncountable
    (from excavation)
    déblais
    mpl

also: spoils plural noun

  • 1 (of war, victory) to get a share of the spoils
    (Military)
    avoir sa part de butin
    [figurative]
    avoir sa part de gâteau
    (informal)
  • 2 (political, commercial)
    profits
    mpl of de
    (sporting)
    gains
    mpl

transitive verb pp spoiled ou spoilt (British English)

  • 1 (mar)
    (event, evening, view, game) by doing en faisant
    (place, taste, effect)
    it will spoil your appetite
    ça va te couper l'appétit
    to spoil something for somebody
    gâcher quelque chose à quelqu'un
    it'll spoil the film for us
    ça nous gâchera tout le plaisir du film
    they spoil it ou things for other people
    ils gâchent le plaisir des autres
    to spoil somebody's enjoyment of something
    empêcher quelqu'un de profiter de quelque chose
    why did you go and spoil everything?
    pourquoi as-tu tout gâché?
    to spoil somebody's fun (thwart)
    contrarier quelqu'un
  • 2 (ruin)
    (garment, toy, crop, food) by doing en faisant
    to spoil one's chances of doing
    gâcher ses chances de faire
    by doing en faisant
    to spoil somebody's plans
    gâcher les projets or les plans de quelqu'un
  • 3 (pamper, indulge)
    (person, pet) by doing en faisant
    to spoil somebody rotten (informal)
    pourrir quelqu'un
    to spoil somebody with
    gâter quelqu'un en lui offrant
    (gift, trip)
    we've been spoiled living so close to the sea
    nous avons été privilégiés de vivre si près de la mer
  • 4 (Politics)
    rendre [quelque chose] nul/nulle
    (vote, ballot paper)

intransitive verb

  • also: pp spoiled ou spoilt (British English)
    (product, foodstuff)
    s'abîmer
    (meat)
    se gâter
    your dinner will spoil!
    ça ne va plus être bon!

reflexive verb pp spoiled ou spoilt (British English)

  • to spoil oneself
    se faire un petit plaisir
    let's spoil ourselves and eat out!
    faisons-nous plaisir en allant au restaurant!

Idioms

to be spoiling for a fight

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