Translation of spoil in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle spoiled or (in British English also) spoilt
- 1 1.1 these buildings have spoiled the town/coastlineI don't want to spoil your fun but …estos edificios han afeado la ciudad/la costathe incident spoiled her chances of promotionno les quiero aguar la fiesta pero …it will spoil your appetiteel incidente dio al traste con sus perspectivas de ascensothat will spoil your appetite for dinnerte quitará el apetito1.2 (invalidate) spoiled o (in British English also) spoilt paperssi comes eso, luego no vas a tener ganas de cenarpapeletas (feminine plural) nulasExample sentences
- Even during the now-pivotal 2000 election, when Rage was so tight their voice actually could have made a difference, the band spoiled their ballot.
- 2 (overindulge) go on, spoil yourself there was so much to do that we were spoiled for choicehabía tantas cosas para hacer que no sabíamos qué elegirExample sentences
- Until then I had been a very spoiled child by my mother, my grandpa and my maternal family which was kind of a biblical family.
- Both husband and wife turn to Hunt for help, each implying that the other is mentally unbalanced, terrorizing or spoiling their only child, the five year old Alec.
- Mrs. Reed is a rich, pretentious and condescending woman, and her children are terribly spoiled, cruel and rude.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle spoiled or (in British English also) spoilt
- 1(food/meal)estropearseExample sentences
- To say too much would be to spoil the occasion, but there are twists, turns and horrific blood curdling scenes of carnage.
- Finally, at half past seven the guests agreed it was a pity to spoil a good dinner and seated themselves to a delicious meal.
- Theater owners like to throw up their hands and blame the shortcomings of the patrons and films, but they're not acknowledging their role in spoiling a once-magical experience.
- Did you know that honey is the only food that won't spoil?
- Grapes consisted of an actual bunch hanging on a string; as it spoiled, individual grapes spatted on the floor.
- Sometimes there are crops that won't grow, grain that spoils, or a piece of machinery turns out to be a lemon.
- 2 (be eager) [colloquial]to be spoiling
forsomethinghe's spoiling for trouble/a fightestar or andar buscando algoanda buscando camorra/peleaExample sentences
- But the drama was only just beginning and, as the Lords began debating the bill, it became obvious that they were spoiling for a fight.
- Not everyone, however, is spoiling for a fight.
- Many of the girls who greeted Em warmly happened to date him at one time or another in their lives, and were spoiling for righteous retribution.
- 1 (usually plural) the division of the spoil(s)the spoils of warel reparto del botínthe spoils of officeel botín or el trofeo de guerralas prebendas del puestoExample sentences
- The spoils of plunder were divided between temples, with the victor keeping his share.
- We've always been incredibly good at this sort of imperialistic thing of bringing back the spoils of our plunders overseas and putting a unique twist on them, and a little bit of dry British humor.
- It's important that I get a fair share of the spoils.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Find clear and straightforward guidance that will help you improve your Spanish grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills...
Carnaval is the three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing.