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To have a bad effect, or to reduce a good effect

damage

verb

to have a negative effect on someone or something

spoil

verb

to affect something in a way that makes it worse, less attractive, or less enjoyable

harm

verb

to injure, damage, or have a bad effect on someone or something

contaminate

verb

to affect something or someone in a negative way

bite

verb

to have an unpleasant effect

offset

verb

to balance the effect of something, with the result that there is no advantage or disadvantage

cancel out

to stop something from having any effect

overshadow

verb

to be a negative feature or influence that spoils something

taint

verb

to give something an unpleasant quality that spoils it and often makes people not want it, or not want to be involved with it

nullify

verb

to make something lose its value or effect

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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