noun, U.S. Politics.
a third political party formed to draw votes away from one of the two major parties, thus spoiling its chance of winning an election.
noun, Cards. 1. a game played by two to ten persons having five cards each. noun 1. a card game for two or more players with five cards each
- Spoil for
Be eager for, as in He’s just spoiling for a fight. This idiom nearly always refers to some kind of altercation. It may allude to spoil in the sense of “deteriorate over a period of time.” [ Mid-1800s ]
noun 1. an area within a body of water, especially in the sea, where dredged material is deposited.
verb (used with object), spoiled or spoilt, spoiling. 1. to damage severely or harm (something), especially with reference to its excellence, value, usefulness, etc.: The water stain spoiled the painting. Drought spoiled the corn crop. 2. to diminish or impair the quality of; affect detrimentally: Bad weather spoiled their vacation. 3. to impair, damage, or […]