spoilt

spoiled, spoilt
In BrE the normal form for the past tense and past participle is spoilt, although spoiled is also used and is the dominant form in AmE. As an adjective in attributive position (i.e. before a noun, as in a spoilt child) spoilt is always used in BrE and sometimes in AmE.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • spoilt — [spoilt] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of SPOIL …   English World dictionary

  • spoilt — [spɔılt] adj a British form of the word ↑spoiled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spoilt — [ spɔılt ] adjective BRITISH SPOILED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spoilt — I UK [spɔɪlt] / US adjective 1) a child who is spoilt behaves badly if they do not get what they want, because people have always given them everything they want 2) spoilt food has started to decay • spoilt for choice II UK / US a past tense and… …   English dictionary

  • spoilt — /spɔɪlt / (say spoylt) verb 1. a past tense and past participle of spoil. –adjective 2. selfish; used to getting one s own way because of being overindulged: a spoilt child. –phrase 3. spoilt rotten, Colloquial (of a child) extremely spoilt. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spoilt — Spoil Spoil (spoil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spoiled} (spoild) or {Spoilt} (spoilt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spoiling}.] [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. {Despoil}, {Spoliation}.] 1. To plunder; to strip by violence; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoilt — [spɔɪlt] adj I a spoilt child behaves badly if they do not get what they want because people have always given them everything that they want II spoilt a past tense and past participle of spoil …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • spoilt — See spoiled, spoilt …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • spoilt — [[t]spɔ͟ɪlt[/t]] Spoilt is a past participle and past tense of spoil …   English dictionary

  • spoilt — /spoylt/, v. a pt. and pp. of spoil. * * * …   Universalium

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