The then 25-year-old recently recalled that he was sure the appearance had just ruined his career.
We spent four years in a circle of hell, we suffered unspeakably, and it ruined our lives.
Screw it up and there are consequences: sewage backups, ruined carpets, flooding.
But the fact is, I “ruined” my life all by myself, by blithely discarding my job, urban life, friends, and identity.
Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni ruined her reputation when she refused to join Netanyahu in his last government.
The young are lured by them, ruined in health and seared in conscience.
Running the car into the shadow of a ruined house, I try to sleep.
“This supper is ruined without the biscuits,” Red complained.
Along the southern face of the position there are no buildings which are not ruined.
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.