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

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ruin

  

      n  
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  
      vb  
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
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
exp.
deteriorate very quickly
n.
someone to whom everybody is turning when they need advice, help
[Fam.]
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
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.
n.
go fast, move very quickly
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
exp.
go out in the street to protest
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
exp.
from the outset, from the beginning
n.
A steep hill rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up.
exp.
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.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]

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