Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Spoil"

The meaning of "Spoil" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does spoil mean?
A: SPOIL (verb)
1. To spoil = To ruin
E.g. Her behaviour spoiled the holiday.
2. To spoil (a child) = To give a child everything they want, leading them to become ungrateful and demanding
E.g. Bethany is so spoilt/spoiled.
3. To go off (referring to food/drink)
E.g. has that milk spoiled?

Q: What does you spoil me mean?
A: In a positive context, it is usually something said by a person whom you treat very well in a relationship. For example, when you give your boyfriend or girlfriend things that they want like gifts or compliments, or when you are very tolerant of their shortcomings. So they might say "You spoil me," in a happy and bashful sort of tone. In this case, it may express appreciation and thanks, but it may still depend on the context.
If your significant other were to say that with an angry tone, it could mean that they don't like the fact that you've been giving too many gifts due to some personal reason.

Note that the term spoiled is usually used with a negative implication.

eg. Spoiled child
Here, it is used to show how the child has been used to being given everything they want and never gets scolded. As a result, the child often shows bad behaviour, especially when not being given what they want.

e.g. Spoiled milk, spoiled food
Meaning food that has rotten

eg. Why do you always have to spoil my fun?
This said by someone when you're ruining or getting in the way of their plans.

As you can see the word "spoil" is usually used to express something that was once good but has become destroyed or ruined. In the phrase that you gave, "spoil" may seem negative, unless someone says it with a positive tone in their voice.
Q: What does I spoil you don't I? mean?
A: I’m not sure if I can do this. I don’t know in which context you want to say that
Q: What does "to act/be spoiled" mean?
A: to act -> agire, comportarsi; to be spoiled -> essere viziato.
Q: What does You spoiled me. mean?
A: It means you have to much to the person.
For example:
You give a little boy a cell phone and jewelry and a Xbox that is a lot that he doesn't really need so it is spoiling him

Example sentences using "Spoil"

Q: Please show me example sentences with spoil.
A: -The fight spoiled the party.
-The camping trip was spoiled by bad weather.
-Don't let one mistake spoil your day.
Q: Please show me example sentences with spoil.
A: "you'll spoil your dinner if you eat that now."

"The little girl is spoiled rotten."

"This milk is spoiled."



Q: Please show me example sentences with spoil.
A: Don't let the milk sit out too long or it'll spoil.

Don't spoil the movie for me, I haven't seen it!

Q: Please show me example sentences with spoil .
A: "If I leave the milk outsiders the hot summer, it will spoil quickly."

"Don't spoil the movie by saying what happens at the end!"

"You really spoil your child by giving him everything he wants all the time!"

Synonyms of "Spoil" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between spoil and ruin and corrupt and damage and mar ?
A:
Lots of the differences are quite subtle:

spoil implies petty intent
ruin means it cannot be fixed
corrupt means that the thing it still working, just not producing the intended results
damage often implies accident
mar implies that nothing actually went wrong or was damaged, but somehow the overall effect was let down by something.

Here are some examples:

James spoiled the game by cheating
James ruined the game by refusing to play
James corrupted the game by changing the rules
James damaged the game by being careless
James marred the game by continually passing wind.
Q: What is the difference between spoil and screw up ?
A: I spoiled my daughter with candy
the egg spoiled.
the milk spoiled.
you spoiled the surprise

you don't screwed up your life.
you screwed up your car pretty badly.
you screwed up your chances with that girl

Q: What is the difference between spoil and taint ?
A: Something that is spoiled is ruined. The milk spoiled before we brought it home; we poured it down the drain.
Something tainted is affected in a negative way, but is not completely ruined. Her indiscretion has tainted her reputation in that community.
Q: What is the difference between It spoiled me. and It spoiled it for me. ?
A: No problem! I'm glad I could help you out :)
Q: What is the difference between spoil and ruin ?
A: They both mean, "make something bad". However, "spoil" also means 腐る and 甘やかす.

He spoiled the surprise.
He ruined the surprise.

That kid is spoiled by his parents.

If you don't put milk in the fridge, it will spoil.

Translations of "Spoil"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? and what does "Intoxicated by our spoils" mean
A: This means that the speaker won a prize from something, maybe a game or battle, but the prize made them greedy, and they wanted more.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? spoil
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 'spoil'
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? spoil
A: if referring to food, normally the word rotten is used.

Other questions about "Spoil"

Q: He always spoils me with nice dinners, trips, and things I like and I am grateful for that but little gifts like this mean the world to me. Does this sound natural?
A: Perfect
Q: When I’m with her, I can't help letting her spoil me.
Does this sound natural?
A: Your English is very good, so here's a subtle example that a native would feel the difference of, even if they weren't quite sure why.

When I'm with her
Q: I spoiled it. Does this sound natural?
A: めちゃくちゃにしてしまった
ネタバレしてしまった
台無しにしてしまった

Spoil :)
Q: Please show me how to pronounce spoil.
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Q: don’t spoil me. Does this sound natural?
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