Translation of spoil in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle spoiled or ( (British English) also) spoilt
- 1 1.1 these buildings have spoiled the town/coastlineestos edificios han afeado la ciudad/la costaI don't want to spoil your fun but …no les quiero aguar la fiesta pero …the incident spoiled her chances of promotionel incidente dio al traste con sus perspectivas de ascensoit will spoil your appetitete quitará el apetitothat will spoil your appetite for dinnersi comes eso, luego no vas a tener ganas de cenarExample sentences1.2 (invalidate) spoiled o ( (British English) also)spoilt papers
papeletas (feminine plural) nulasExample 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.
- 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 ( (British English) also) spoilt
echarse a perder
- 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
forsomethingestar or andar buscando algohe's spoiling for trouble/a fightanda 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)el reparto del botínthe spoils of warel botín or el trofeo de guerrathe spoils of officelas 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.
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