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〔 `ruIn 〕


〔 ˋruin, ˋru:in 〕

Overview of noun ruin

The noun ruin has 6 senses

  • ruin, ruination -- (an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family")

  • ruin -- (a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins")

  • dilapidation, ruin -- (the process of becoming dilapidated)

  • ruin, ruination -- (an event that results in destruction)

  • downfall, ruin, ruination -- (failure that results in a loss of position or reputation)

  • laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking -- (destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined)

Overview of verb ruin

The verb ruin has 6 senses

  • destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

  • ruin -- (destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election")

  • bankrupt, ruin, break, smash -- (reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him")

  • ruin -- (reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war")

  • deflower, ruin -- (deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village")

  • ruin -- (fall into ruin)