01. The sudden rainstorm really [spoiled] our picnic.
02. They really [spoil] their son by giving him anything he wants.
03. Don't let a little misunderstanding [spoil] your evening.
04. My nana always said that it is the job of a grandparent to [spoil] their grandchildren.
05. Camille [spoiled] herself with a big piece of chocolate cheesecake.
06. Don't eat too much fruit before supper or you'll [spoil] your appetite.
07. I forgot to put the left-over salmon in the fridge after supper, and it [spoiled] over night.
08. All our peaches were [spoiled] by some kind of insect in them.
09. People who don't like any of the candidates in an election often protest by [spoiling] their ballot.
10. There were apparently a record number of [spoiled] ballots in this election.
11. To the victors go the [spoils] of war.
12. Sloan Wilson once suggested that it is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are [spoiled] by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.
13. The southern portion of Thailand is world famous for its beautiful, [unspoiled] beaches and lovely islands.
14. She is hoping to discover a relatively untouched and [unspoiled] destination to visit.
15. Leonardo da Vinci once observed that just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction [spoil] the intellect.
16. There is a Ghanaian proverb which observes that one falsehood [spoils] a thousand truths.
17. There is a Guinean proverb which states that to make preparations does not [spoil] the trip.
18. There is a Greek proverb which reminds us that one word spoken in anger may [spoil] an entire life.
19. Honey is the only food that does not [spoil].
20. Mark Twain once said that golf is a good walk [spoiled].
21. Someone once joked that grandparents are people who come to your house, [spoil] the children, and then go home.
22. Dates are often called the food of the desert because they are very nutritious, and do not easily [spoil] in the hot climate.
23. South Africa's [unspoiled] beauty, and natural landscape attract many tourists.
24. In the Middle Ages, the tiny nation of Switzerland grew quite rich on the [spoils] of war.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Spoil — (spoil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spoiled} (spoild) or {Spoilt} (spoilt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spoiling}.] [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. {Despoil}, {Spoliation}.] 1. To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoil — n Spoil, plunder, booty, prize, loot, swag can mean something of value that is taken from another by force or craft. Spoil applies to the movable property of a defeated enemy, which by the custom of old time warfare belongs to the victor and of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Spoil — Spoil, n. [Cf. OF. espoille, L. spolium.] 1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. [1913 Webster] Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoil — [ spɔıl ] verb ** ▸ 1 make worse ▸ 2 allow child everything ▸ 3 treat someone with care ▸ 4 food: become too old ▸ 5 in election ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to affect something in a way that makes it worse, less attractive, or less enjoyable:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Spoil — (spoil), v. i. 1. To practice plunder or robbery. [1913 Webster] Outlaws, which, lurking in woods, used to break forth to rob and spoil. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoil — c.1300, from O.Fr. espoillier to strip, plunder, from L. spoliare to strip of clothing, rob, from spolium armor stripped from an enemy, booty; originally skin stripped from a killed animal, from PIE *spol yo , perhaps from root *spel to split, to …   Etymology dictionary

  • spoil — [v1] ruin, hurt blemish, damage, debase, deface, defile, demolish, depredate, desecrate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, disfigure, disgrace, harm, impair, injure, make useless, mar, mess up*, muck up*, pillage, plunder, prejudice, ravage …   New thesaurus

  • spoil — [spoil] vt. spoiled or Brit. spoilt, spoiling [ME spoilen < MFr espoillier < L spoliare, to plunder < spolium, arms taken from a defeated foe, plunder, orig., hide stripped from an animal < IE base * (s)p(h)el , to split, tear off… …   English World dictionary

  • spoil|er — «SPOY luhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that spoils. 2. a person who takes spoils. 3. a movable flap on the upper surface of the wing of an airplane, to help in slowing down or in decreasing lift, as in descending or landing. 4. an airflow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoil — I (impair) verb addle, blemish, blight, botch, break, bungle, butcher, corrumpere, corrupt, damage, damage irreparably, debase, decay, decompose, deface, defile, deform, demolish, destroy, deteriorate, dilapidate, disable, disfigure, go bad, harm …   Law dictionary

  • spoil — ► VERB (past and past part. spoilt (chiefly Brit. ) or spoiled) 1) diminish or destroy the value or quality of. 2) (of food) become unfit for eating. 3) harm the character of (a child) by being too indulgent. 4) treat with great or excessive… …   English terms dictionary