go to ruin meaning, go to ruin definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( ruins    plural & 3rd person present)   ( ruining    present participle)   ( ruined    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To ruin something means to severely harm, damage, or spoil it.  
My wife was ruining her health through worry...      V n  
2       verb   To ruin someone means to cause them to no longer have any money.  
She accused him of ruining her financially with his taste for the high life.      V n  
3       n-uncount   Ruin is the state of no longer having any money.  
The farmers say recent inflation has driven them to the brink of ruin.     
4       n-uncount   Ruin is the state of being severely damaged or spoiled, or the process of reaching this state.  
The vineyards were falling into ruin...     
5       n-plural   The ruins of something are the parts of it that remain after it has been severely damaged or weakened.  
the N of n  
The new Turkish republic he helped to build emerged from the ruins of a great empire...     
6       n-count   Theruins of a building are the parts of it that remain after the rest has fallen down or been destroyed.  
usu pl  
One dead child was found in the ruins almost two hours after the explosion...     
8    If something is in ruins, it is completely spoiled.  
in ruins      phrase   oft v-link PHR  
Its heavily-subsidized economy is in ruins...     
9    If a building or place is in ruins, most of it has been destroyed and only parts of it remain.  
in ruins      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
The abbey was in ruins...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
deteriorate very quickly
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
casser les reins
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
to lose one's temper
very familiar
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
bride de cheval ne va pas à l'âne
go fast, move very quickly
go out in the street to protest
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
go for something, take one's chances
chacun son métier et le chat n'ira point au lait
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
çà fait monter les prix
cruche et pierre ne peuvent aller ensemble
culture générale le fort et le faible ne font pas bon ménage
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