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verderben  

ver•der•ben     ( verdarb)   pret   ( verdorben)   ptp  
1       vt   to spoil  
[Plan auch]   to wreck  ,   (stärker)    to ruin
[Luft]   to pollute  
[jdn]     (moralisch)    to corrupt,   (sittlich)    to deprave, to corrupt
(=verwöhnen)  
to spoil  
jdm etw verderben      [Abend, Urlaub]   to spoil or ruin sth for sb  
[Chancen, Leben, Witz]   to ruin sth for sb  
sich ($) das Leben verderben      dat   to ruin one's life  
sich ($) den Magen verderben      dat   to give oneself an upset stomach  
sich ($) den Appetit verderben      dat   to spoil one's appetite  
sich ($) die Augen/Stimme/Lungen verderben      dat   to ruin or damage one's eyes or eyesight/voice/lungs  
die Preise verderben      (=verbilligen)   to force prices down   (=verteuern)   to force prices up  
jdm das Geschäft verderben      to damage sb's business  
jds Laune verderben, jdm die Laune verderben      to put sb in a bad mood  
jdm die Freude or den Spaß/die Lust an etw ($) verderben      dat   to spoil sb's enjoyment of sth  
es (sich $) mit jdm verderben      dat   to fall out with sb  
2       vi   aux sein  
[Material]  
to become spoiled/ruined  
[Nahrungsmittel]  
to go off   (Brit)  or bad  
[Ernte]  
to be ruined  
[Mensch]  
to become depraved or corrupted  
da or daran ist nichts mehr zu verderben      it or things couldn't get any worse  
an dem Kuchen/Hemd ist nichts mehr zu verderben      the cake/shirt is absolutely ruined anyway  
    verdorben  


Verderben   Ver•der•ben      nt   , -s   no pl  
a    (=Untergang, Unglück)   undoing, ruin  
in sein Verderben rennen      to be heading for disaster  
jdn ins Verderben stürzen      to bring ruin or disaster (up)on sb  
b    [+von Material]   spoiling, ruining  
[+von Nahrungsmittel]  
going off   (Brit)  or bad  
[+von Luft, Wasser]  
pollution
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
jdn dem Verderben zuführen exp.
to lead sb on the road to ruin

Entry related to:zuführen

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to bring ruin {or} disaster (up)on sb
exp.
to be heading for disaster
exp.
to ruin sb
exp.
to spoil {or} ruin sth for sb ; to ruin sth for sb
exp.
to put sb in a bad mood
exp.
to force prices down ; to force prices up
exp.
to put sb in a bad mood
exp.
to damage sb's business
exp.
to spoil one's appetite
exp.
to fall out with sb
es sich mit jdm verderben
exp.
to give oneself an upset stomach
exp.
to ruin one's life
exp.
to spoil sb's appetite ; to make sb feel sick
exp.
to spoil sb's plans
exp.
to ruin {or} damage one's eyes {or} eyesight/voice/lungs
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'verderben' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
verderben
exp.
alles verderben
exp.
in sein Verderben rennen
exp.
mögen sie alle verderben!
exp.
den Spaß verderben
exp.
jdn moralisch verderben
exp.
schlecht werden ; verderben
exp.
schlecht werden ; verderben
exp.
sich die Augen verderben
exp.
sich die Chancen verderben

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