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Mollycoddle vs. Spoil

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Mollycoddlenoun

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

Spoilverb

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

Mollycoddleverb

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

Spoilverb

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

Mollycoddlenoun

a pampered darling; an effeminate man; a milksop.

Spoilverb

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

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Mollycoddleverb

To pamper or coddle.

Spoilverb

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

Mollycoddlenoun

a pampered darling; an effeminate man

Spoilverb

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

Mollycoddleverb

treat with excessive indulgence;

‘grandparents often pamper the children’; ‘Let's not mollycoddle our students!’;

Spoilverb

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

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Spoilverb

(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.’;

Spoilverb

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

Spoilverb

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

Spoilnoun

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

Spoilnoun

(uncountable) Material (such as rock or earth) removed in the course of an excavation, or in mining or dredging. Tailings.

Spoilverb

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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Spoilverb

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.’;

Spoilverb

To cause to decay and perish; to corrupt; to vitiate; to mar.

‘Spiritual pride spoils many graces.’;

Spoilverb

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.

Spoilverb

To practice plunder or robbery.

‘Outlaws, which, lurking in woods, used to break forth to rob and spoil.’;

Spoilverb

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

Spoilnoun

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.’;

Spoilnoun

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.’;

Spoilnoun

That which is gained by strength or effort.

‘Each science and each art his spoil.’;

Spoilnoun

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.’;

Spoilnoun

Corruption; cause of corruption.

‘Villainous company hath been the spoil of me.’;

Spoilnoun

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

Spoilnoun

(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war);

‘to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy’;

Spoilnoun

the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it;

‘her spoiling my dress was deliberate’;

Spoilnoun

the act of stripping and taking by force

Spoilverb

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’;

Spoilverb

become unfit for consumption or use;

‘the meat must be eaten before it spoils’;

Spoilverb

alter from the original

Spoilverb

treat with excessive indulgence;

‘grandparents often pamper the children’; ‘Let's not mollycoddle our students!’;

Spoilverb

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;

‘What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge’; ‘foil your opponent’;

Spoilverb

have a strong desire or urge to do something;

‘She is itching to start the project’; ‘He is spoiling for a fight’;

Spoilverb

destroy and strip of its possession;

‘The soldiers raped the beautiful country’;

Spoilverb

make imperfect;

‘nothing marred her beauty’;

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