Definition of spite verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

spite

 verb
verb
NAmE//spaɪt//
 
 
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  • (only used in the infinitive with to) spite somebody to deliberately annoy or upset someone They're playing the music so loud just to spite us.
  • Idioms
    cut off your nose to spite your face(informal)
     
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    to do something when you are angry that is meant to harm someone else but that also harms you
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: spite