It should also be said that Mickey is a friend of mine, and this case has ruined his life in so many fundamental ways.
The then 25-year-old recently recalled that he was sure the appearance had just ruined his career.
In rural schools, Tuli says, textbooks are often locked up after school, to keep them from being lost, stolen, or ruined.
We spent four years in a circle of hell, we suffered unspeakably, and it ruined our lives.
When food writer Petrit Husenaj went to visit TV food star Ina Garten, he got nervous and ruined a pound cake.
The young are lured by them, ruined in health and seared in conscience.
I've smashed your schemes, I've ruined you, even if I've ruined myself.
“This supper is ruined without the biscuits,” Red complained.
I could not help thinking that this accident had ruined my enterprise.
So finding a ruined temple she entered it to pass the night there.
late 14c., "act of giving way and falling down," from Old French ruine "a collapse" (14c.), and directly from Latin ruina "a collapse, a rushing down, a tumbling down" (cf. Spanish ruina, Italian rovina), related to ruere "to rush, fall violently, collapse," from PIE *reue- "to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up" (see rough (adj.)). Meaning "complete destruction of anything" is from 1670s. Ruins "remains of a decayed building or town" is from mid-15c.; the same sense was in the Latin plural noun.
1580s (transitive), from ruin (n.). Intransitive sense "fall into ruin" is from c.1600. Financial sense is attested from 1660. Related: Ruined; ruining.