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

Translation of spoil in Italian:

noun

uncountable
  • (from excavation)
    detriti (masculine plural)

also: spoils plural noun

  • 2
    (political) vantaggi (masculine) , benefici (masculine) , agevolazioni (feminine)
    (commercial) guadagni (masculine)
    profitti (masculine) (of di)
    (sporting) vittorie (feminine)

transitive verb pass., p.pass. spoiled o spoilt (British English)

  • 1 (mar)
    rovinare, guastare (event, evening, game)
    deturpare (view) (by doing facendo)
    rovinare (place, taste, effect)
    it will spoil your appetite to spoil something for somebody
    rovinare qualcosa a qualcuno
    it'll spoil the film for us
    ci toglierà il piacere di vedere il film
    they spoil it o things for other people
    sono dei guastafeste
    to spoil somebody's enjoyment of something
    rovinare il divertimento a qualcuno
    why did you go and spoil everything? to spoil somebody's fun (thwart)
    guastare la festa a qualcuno
  • 2 (ruin)
    sciupare (garment)
    guastare (toy)
    danneggiare (crop, food) (by doing facendo)
    his lack of English spoiled his chances of getting the job
    non sapendo l'inglese, si giocò la possibilità di ottenere il lavoro
    to spoil somebody's plans
    mandare a rotoli i piani di qualcuno
  • 3 (pamper, indulge)
    viziare (person, pet) (by doing facendo)
    to spoil somebody rotten [informal]
    viziare troppo qualcuno
    to spoil somebody with
    viziare qualcuno con (gift, trip)
    we've been spoiled living so close to the sea
    siamo stati abituati troppo bene a vivere così vicino al mare

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. spoiled o spoilt (British English)

  • (product, foodstuff, meat)
    guastarsi, andare a male, deteriorarsi
    your dinner will spoil!
    si fredda la cena!

reflexive verb pass., p.pass. spoiled o spoilt (British English)

  • to spoil oneself
    trattarsi bene, coccolarsi
    let's spoil ourselves and eat out!
    trattiamoci bene a andiamo a mangiare fuori!

Idioms

to be spoiling for a fight

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