spoil
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Usage note
The verb "spoil" is always used in continuous tenses in the sense shown in 5).
spoil(
spoyl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
spoils
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (loot)
a. el botín
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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spoil
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ruin)
a. estropear
to spoil somebody's funaguarle la fiesta a alguien
to spoil somebody's appetitequitarle or
2. (politics)
a.
spoiled ballotvoto nulo, papeleta nula boleta f nula
3. (indulge; person)
a. mimar, consentir
a spoiled childun niño/una niña mimado(a)
to be spoiled for choicetener mucho donde elegir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (fruit, fish)
a. estropearse
to be spoiling for a fighttener ganas de pelea
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spoil [spɔɪl] spoiled spoilt
transitive verb
1 (ruin) estropear; arruinar; (harm) dañar; (invalidate) [+voting paper] invalidar
the coast has been spoiled by development la costa ha sido arruinada por las urbanizaciones; it spoiled our holiday nos estropeó las vacaciones; and there were 20 spoiled papers y hubo 20 votos nulos; it will spoil your appetite te quitará el apetito; to spoil sb's fun aguar la fiesta a algn; to get spoiled echarse a perder; estropearse
2 (pamper) mimar; consentir; (LAm)
grandparents like to spoil their grandchildren a los abuelos les encanta mimar a los nietos
intransitive verb
1 [+food] estropearse; echarse a perder
if we leave it here it will spoil si lo dejamos aquí se estropeará or se echará a perder
2
to be spoiling for a fight estar con ganas de luchar or pelear; (LAm)
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Phrases with "spoil"
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I want to spoil you
te quiero mimar
spoil someone
mimar a alguien
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