UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɔɪld/

From the verb spoil: (⇒ conjugate)
spoiled is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is a spoiled [brat, child, princess, boy, girl]
  2. a spoiled rotten [brat]
  3. a spoiled [secret, ending, story, joke]
  4. a spoiled [vacation, Christmas, surprise]
  5. spoiled [hopes, chances, dreams]
  6. spoiled [milk, meat, vegetables, fruit, food]
  7. the [milk] is spoiled
  8. UK: we're spoiled for [choice, options]
  9. am (now) spoiled for any other [boy, hotel, coffee]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. spoil your [child, pet]
  2. spoiled [rotten, to death]
  3. spoil your appetite
  4. spoil in [transit, the heat]
  5. the [food was, goods were] spoiled
  6. spoil the [day, fun] with your [behavior, attitude]
  7. [you'll, don't] spoil the surprise
  8. spoil the [day] by [being moody, saying those things, arguing]
  9. spoil [it, things] for [everyone (else), others]
  10. had to go and spoil it (all)
  11. spoil your [dress, shirt, makeup]
  12. the [sweat, dirt] spoiled the [dress]
  13. don't spoil the [movie, ending]
  1. reap the spoils of [war, victory, the battle]
  2. enjoy the spoils of [office, power, authority]
  3. [divided, split up] the spoils (equally)
  4. sports: the teams had to share the spoils
  5. the day's spoils
  6. the spoils from the [bank robbery, jewelry heist]
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