arruinar
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arruinar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to mess up)
a. to ruin
Cristina me arruinó el libro contándome el final.Cristina ruined the book for me by telling me the ending.
b. to destroy
Su ex novia se presentó y arruinó nuestra boda.His ex-girlfriend showed up and destroyed our wedding.
c. to wreck
Tania arruinó mi lavadora con su ropa cubierta de arena.Tania wrecked my washing machine with her sand-covered clothes.
d. to spoil
Bety le dijo a María que planeábamos una fiesta y arruinó la sorpresa de cumpleaños.Bety told Maria we were planning a party and spoiled the birthday surprise.
2. (to impoverish)
a. to ruin
Pablo arruinó el negocio de su papá con sus gastos excesivos.Pablo ruined his father's business with his excessive spending.
b. to bankrupt
Uno de los socios hizo una mala inversión y arruinó la compañía.One of the partners made a bad investment and bankrupted the company.
arruinarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to mess up)
a. to be ruined
Nuestros planes para un pícnic se arruinaron con la tormenta.Our plans for a picnic this afternoon were ruined by the storm.
b. to be destroyed
La casa se arruinó con el incendio.The house was destroyed by the fire.
4. (to impoverish)
a. to be ruined
Espero que mi negocio no se arruine con la crisis económica.I hope my business is not ruined by the economic crisis.
b. to go bankrupt
La compañía de calzado se arruinó en 1985 y deja de operar.The footwear company went bankrupt in 1985 and is no longer in business.
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arruinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (también fig)
a. to ruin
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to go bankrupt, to be ruined
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arruinar
transitive verb
1 (empobrecer) to ruin
2 (destruir) to wreck; destroy
3 (Latinoamérica) (desvirgar) to deflower
pronominal verb
arruinarse [+compañía] to be ruined; [+edificio] to fall into ruins; fall down; collapse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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