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Spoil, vb. 1) to plunder; to strip by violence: “to s. the city and your royal court,” H6B IV, 4, 53. “having in Sicily Sextus Pompeius --ed, we had not rated him his part o'the isle,” Ant. III, 6, 25.
2) to seize by violence; to rob: “not his that --s her young before her face,” H6C II, 2, 14.
3) to corrupt; to damage; to mar; to destroy; to ruin: “to s. antiquities of hammered steel,” Lucr. 951. “her sacred temple spotted, --ed, corrupted,” Lucr. 951 “in, or we are --ed,” Err. V, 37. “--ed with the staggers,” Shr. III, 2, 55. “we are --ed,” V, 1, 113. “bitter shame hath --ed the sweet world's taste,” John III, 4, 110. “s. his coat with scanting a little cloth,” H5 II, 4, 47. “disorder, that hath --ed us,” IV, 5, 17. “the boar that --ed your summer fields,” R3 V, 2, 8. “and s. your nobler soul,” H8 I, 2, 175. “we turn not back the silks upon the merchant, when we have --ed them,” Troil. II, 2, 70 (Q soiled). “what hath she done, prince, that can s. our mothers?” V, 2, 134 (Ff better: soil). “it --s the pleasure of the time,” Mcb. III, 4, 98. “these same crosses s. me,” Lr. V, 3, 278. “I am --ed, undone by villains,” Oth. V, 1, 54.
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