Translation of arruinar in English:

arruinar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (arruinarse)

  • 1 (empobrecerse) se arruinó con el crac he lost everything o/or he was ruined when the market crashed por invitarme a una copa no te vas a arruinar [humorístico/humorous] buying me one drink isn't going to break you [humorístico/humorous]
  • 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

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