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corruō (conr-) uī, —, ere

com- + ruo, to fall together, fall down, fall, tumble, sink: aedes corruerunt: adducta funibus arbor, O.: igne rogus, O.: paene risu: exspirantes corruerunt, L.: quo loco corruerat icta (Horatia), L.: in volnus, V.: tibi victima, Pr.—Fig., to fall, sink, fail, go down: si uno meo fato et tu et omnes mei conruistis: tamquam inexercitati histriones, break down.—To ruin, destroy: in quo me corruerit genere, Ct.

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