Definition of despoil:
dismantle, raid, uncase, dishonor, plunder, flub, hurt, harrow, rape, comb, foul up, botch, mollycoddle, vitiate, assault, dishonour, cocker, outrage, give, muff, bollix up, crimes, bollocks, go bad, frustrate, transgress, scotch, bollix, fluff, break, mishandle, itch, profane, bumble, bungle, divest, botch up, maraud, rob, injure, havoc, violate, featherbed, strip down, bare, go against, impair, denude, bodge, mess up, pamper, rifle, spoliate, cross, thwart, denudate, ransack, disrobe, strip, disinvest, breach, go, louse up, sack, mark, discase, clean, deflower, reave, leach, harm, deprive, muck up, indulge, take its toll, stain, infract, bilk, baby, baffle, pillage, bollocks up, ball up, bobble, offend, peel, foil, fumble, ravish, unclothe, blow, foray, study at ravage, undress, spoil, loot, disfigure, cosset, screw up, corrupt, coddle.
- damage (part of speech: verb)
- waste (part of speech: verb)
- misuse (part of speech: verb)
- "Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country", William C. Griggs.
- "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
He had to persuade himself that this child of his was issue of a loving union; he had to do it violently, conjuring a vivid picture of the mother in bud, and his recognition of her young charm; the pain of keeping to his resolve to quit her, lest she should subjugate him and despoil him of his wrath; the fatalism in his coming and going; the romantic freak it had been,- a situation then so clearly wrought, now blurred past comprehension.- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.