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Mollycoddle vs. Spoil — What's the Difference?

Mollycoddle vs. Spoil — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mollycoddle and Spoil

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Mollycoddle

To be overprotective and indulgent toward.
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Spoil

To impair or destroy the quality or value of; ruin
Spoiled the dish by adding too much salt.
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Mollycoddle

A person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected.
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Spoil

To impair or destroy the enjoyment or experience of
Spoiled the movie by talking throughout it.
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Mollycoddle

A person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected.
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Spoil

To reveal details about (a movie or a book, for example) before someone has a chance to discover these details on their own
The article spoiled the next episode of my favorite TV show.
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Mollycoddle

(transitive) To be overprotective and indulgent toward; to pamper.
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Spoil

To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
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Mollycoddle

A pampered darling; an effeminate man; a milksop.
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Spoil

To plunder; despoil.
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Mollycoddle

To pamper or coddle.
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Spoil

To take by force.
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Mollycoddle

A pampered darling; an effeminate man
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Spoil

To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
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Mollycoddle

Treat with excessive indulgence;
Grandparents often pamper the children
Let's not mollycoddle our students!
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Spoil

Goods or property seized from a victim after a conflict, especially after a military victory.
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Spoil

Incidental benefits reaped by a winner, especially political patronage enjoyed by a successful party or candidate.
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Spoil

An object of plunder; prey.
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Spoil

Refuse material removed from an excavation.
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Spoil

(Archaic) The act of plundering; spoliation.
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Spoil

To strip (someone who has been killed or defeated) of their arms or armour.
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Spoil

To strip or deprive (someone) of their possessions; to rob, despoil.
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Spoil

To plunder, pillage (a city, country etc.).
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Spoil

To carry off (goods) by force; to steal.
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Spoil

(transitive) To ruin; to damage (something) in some way making it unfit for use.
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Spoil

(transitive) To ruin the character of, by overindulgence; to coddle or pamper to excess.
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Spoil

(intransitive) Of food, to become bad, sour or rancid; to decay.
Make sure you put the milk back in the fridge, otherwise it will spoil.
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Spoil

(transitive) To render (a ballot paper) invalid by deliberately defacing it.
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Spoil

(transitive) To reveal the ending or major events of (a story etc.); to ruin (a surprise) by exposing it ahead of time.
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Spoil

(aviation) To reduce the lift generated by an airplane or wing by deflecting air upwards, usually with a spoiler.
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Spoil

(Also in plural: spoils) Plunder taken from an enemy or victim.
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Spoil

(archaic) The act of taking plunder from an enemy or victim; spoliation, pillage, rapine.
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Spoil

(uncountable) Material (such as rock or earth) removed in the course of an excavation, or in mining or dredging. Tailings. Such material could be utilised somewhere else.
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Spoil

To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; - with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possessions.
My sons their old, unhappy sire despise,Spoiled of his kingdom, and deprived of eyes.
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Spoil

To seize by violence; to take by force; to plunder.
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man.
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Spoil

To cause to decay and perish; to corrupt; to vitiate; to mar.
Spiritual pride spoils many graces.
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Spoil

To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.
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Spoil

To practice plunder or robbery.
Outlaws, which, lurking in woods, used to break forth to rob and spoil.
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Spoil

To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather.
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Spoil

That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
Gentle gales,Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispenseNative perfumes, and whisper whence they stoleThose balmy spoils.
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Spoil

Public offices and their emoluments regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; - commonly in the plural; as, to the victor belong the spoils.
From a principle of gratitude I adhered to the coalition; my vote was counted in the day of battle, but I was overlooked in the division of the spoil.
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Spoil

That which is gained by strength or effort.
Each science and each art his spoil.
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Spoil

The act or practice of plundering; robbery; waste.
The man that hath no music in himself,Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,Is fit for treason, stratagems, and spoils.
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Spoil

Corruption; cause of corruption.
Villainous company hath been the spoil of me.
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Spoil

The slough, or cast skin, of a serpent or other animal.
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Spoil

(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war);
To the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
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Spoil

The act of spoiling something by causing damage to it;
Her spoiling my dress was deliberate
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Spoil

The act of stripping and taking by force
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Spoil

Make a mess of, destroy or ruin;
I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
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Spoil

Become unfit for consumption or use;
The meat must be eaten before it spoils
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Spoil

Alter from the original
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Spoil

Treat with excessive indulgence;
Grandparents often pamper the children
Let's not mollycoddle our students!
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Spoil

Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;
What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
Foil your opponent
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Spoil

Have a strong desire or urge to do something;
She is itching to start the project
He is spoiling for a fight
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Spoil

Destroy and strip of its possession;
The soldiers raped the beautiful country
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Spoil

Make imperfect;
Nothing marred her beauty
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