(be) spoiling for

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of (be) spoiling for

:to have a strong desire for (something, such as a fight)
  • They are spoiling for an argument.
  • The team is spoiling for a rematch.

Word by Word Definitions

spoil play spoiling
  1. : plunder taken from an enemy in war or from a victim in robbery : loot

  2. : public offices made the property of a successful party

  3. : something valuable or desirable gained through special effort or opportunism or in return for a favor

  1. : despoil, strip

  2. : pillage, rob

  3. : to seize by force


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