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(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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“Wordsworth valued its open landscape, forged by millennia of agriculture, and believed that non-native conifer plantations would spoil the landscape.”
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Present participle for to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
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“Why does a mother spoil her child? What lies behind that overwhelming love which she holds for her offspring?”
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Present participle for to decompose or break down, especially biologically
“The furnishings were Spartan and, fortunately, no food was left to spoil and contaminate the place.”
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Present participle for to wear away or destroy gradually
“Most of them contain acid or emery, which is likely to gradually spoil the temper of the razor.”
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Present participle for to tarnish with something undesirable
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“Physical offense against the body or the mind that occurs in life should not spoil the cleanliness of soul.”
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Present participle for to compromise or reduce in quality or purity
“He knows dishonesty will spoil his reputation, and consequently hinder his thriving in the world.”
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Present participle for to take the pleasure or enjoyment out of
“I don't want to get into too many details here, lest I spoil the experience for you.”
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Present participle for to cause to fail, or to make great attempts to
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Present participle for to spoil or render less pure by adding impurities or other substances
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Present participle for to deal with something clumsily or nervously, typically making a mistake in the process
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Present participle for to deteriorate or go into decline, especially physically
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Present participle for to stop operating
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Present participle for to cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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Present participle for to treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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Present participle for spend lavishly
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Casting a shadow over
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Present participle for to bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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Present participle for to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
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Present participle for to scatter, or be scattered, in a messy way
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Present participle for lavish
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Present participle for to separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps
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Present participle for become very involved in
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Present participle for to pierce and make a hole or holes in
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The act of sabotaging something
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The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
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The gradual destruction or diminution of something
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
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The act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
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The act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
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The action of defiling or the state of being defiled
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The action or fact of coddling or pampering someone
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A cause of harm or damage
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Cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
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Kind or lenient, often to excess
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(of organic matter) In the process of decaying
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Impatient, or having a great desire or enthusiasm for something
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Blocking or delaying
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