- 1.1 (sth ruined) (often pl) ruina (f) we visited the ruin(s) visitamos las ruinas the town lay in ruins la ciudad estaba en ruinas his life/career was in ruins su vida/carrera estaba arruinadaMore example sentences1.2 (cause) (no pl) ruina (f), perdición (f) drink will be the ruin of her la bebida será su ruina or perdición, la bebida la va a perder
More example sentences1.3 u (state) ruina (f) he's heading for financial ruin va derecho a la ruina or a la bancarrota the venture ended in ruin la empresa zozobró or fracasó the castle has fallen into ruin el castillo está en ruinas
- The ruins of the castle remain atop the hill but provide little protection from the relentless mistral, which constantly whips through its now-exposed cavity.
- Alexander the Great was unsuccessful in his aims to capture the hilltop fortress here, the ruins of which remain to be explored.
- The ruins of the apartment buildings were quickly bulldozed after the 1999 bombings.
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- Ñusta fell in love with this man, but that was her ruin.
- It was his intemperance which made him deaf to the appeals of Haemon, and which led him to disregard till it was too late the warnings of Teiresias; it was his intemperance which was his ruin.
- The dozens of sports that set down this weekend left a wake of destruction and ruin.
- In addition to the physical ruin, there was the collapse of the ideology which had been so prominent.
- After the destruction and ruin of the war years, and the climate of nationalism which preceded them, many hoped for a new model of political co-operation in Europe.
Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.
- 1 (destroy) [city/building] destruir*; [career/life] arruinar, acabar con; [health] acabar con; [hopes] destruir*, echar por tierra; [plans] arruinar, echar por tierra the recession ruined the company la compañía quebró debido a la recesión he was ruined by the lengthy court case los costos de un juicio tan largo lo arruinaron or lo dejaron en la bancarrota
- 2 (spoil) [dress/carpet/toy] estropear; [evening/surprise] echar a perder, estropear, arruinar; [child] echar a perderMore example sentences
- When someone is talking it just ruins the effect.
- He orders the young man not to look at him either because as client or director this would ruin the effect he wants to achieve.
- What drives them to subvert science, lie about the sources of the harm done, ruin countless lives?