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arruinar

Translation of arruinar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: arruinarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (empobrecerse) See examples: se arruinó con el crac
    he lost everything o he was ruined when the market crashed
    por invitarme a una copa no te vas a arruinar [humorístico]
    buying me one drink isn't going to break you
    [humorístico]
  • 2
    (proyecto/cosecha)
    to be ruined
    se me arruinaron los zapatos con la lluvia
    the rain ruined my shoes
    my shoes got ruined in the rain
Example sentences
  • A veces arruina lo que ha sido un promisorio contacto visual.
  • Arruinan así la vida a sus hijos y estropean la de los demás.
  • No les importa arruinar al país y desgraciarnos a todos.

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