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




1    destroyed or decayed building or town  
2    the state or condition of being destroyed or decayed  
3    loss of wealth, position, etc., or something that causes such loss; downfall  
4    something that is severely damaged  
his life was a ruin     
5    a person who has suffered a downfall, bankruptcy, etc.  
6    loss of value or usefulness  
7    Archaic   loss of her virginity by a woman outside marriage  
8    tr   to bring to ruin; destroy  
9    tr   to injure or spoil  
the town has been ruined with tower blocks     
10    intr  
Archaic or poetic   to fall into ruins; collapse  
     (C14: from Old French ruine, from Latin ruina a falling down, from ruere to fall violently)  
  ruinable      adj  
  ruiner      n  
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ruiner, run, ruinous, rub in

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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
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.
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
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
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