HyperDic: ruin

English > 12 senses of the word ruin:
NOUNstateruin, ruinationan irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
artifactruina ruined building
processruin, dilapidationthe process of becoming dilapidated
eventruin, ruinationan event that results in destruction
eventruin, downfall, ruinationfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation
actruin, laying waste, ruining, ruination, wreckingdestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
VERBcontactruin, destroydestroy completely
socialruindestroy or cause to fail
possessionruin, bankrupt, break, smashreduce to bankruptcy
contactruinreduce to ruins
contactruin, deflowerdeprive of virginity
changeruinfall into ruin
ruin > pronunciation
Soundsruw'ahn; ruw'ihn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
Adrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > ruin: 12 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction.
Example"you have brought ruin on this entire family"
Synonymruination
Broaderdevastation, desolationThe state of being decayed or destroyed
Adjectivesruinousextremely harmful
Verbsruindestroy completely
English > ruin: 12 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA ruined building.
Example"they explored several Roman ruins"
Broaderbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Spanishruina
Catalanruïna
Verbsruinfall into ruin
ruinreduce to ruins
English > ruin: 12 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe process of becoming dilapidated.
Synonymdilapidation
BroaderdecayThe process of gradually becoming inferior
Spanishdeterioro, ruina
Catalandeterioració, ruïna
Verbsruinfall into ruin
English > ruin: 12 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAn event that results in destruction.
Synonymruination
Narrowerdevastation, desolationAn event that results in total destruction
shipwreckAn irretrievable loss
Broaderdestruction, demolition, wipeoutAn event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
Spanishperdición, ruina
Catalanesfondrament, perdició
Adjectivesruinousextremely harmful
Verbsruindestroy completely
English > ruin: 12 senses > noun 5, event
Meaningfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
Synonymsdownfall, ruination
NarrowerfinishThe downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict / conflict / conflict)
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishcaída, decadencia, descenso, hundimiento, ruina
Catalancaiguda, decadència, decaïment, deperdició
Verbsruindestroy or cause to fail
English > ruin: 12 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningDestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.
Synonymslaying waste, ruining, ruination, wrecking
Broaderdestruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Spanisharrasamiento, arruinamiento, desgracia, destrozo, ruina
Catalanaterrament, enderroc, ruïna
Verbsruindestroy completely
ruinreduce to ruins
English > ruin: 12 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningDestroy completely; damage irreparably.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"
  • "The tears ruined her make-up"
Synonymdestroy
Entailed bysack, plunderplunder (a town) after capture
NarrowerbreakFind a flaw in
break, bustruin completely
burn, fire, burn downDestroy by fire
bust up, wreck, wracksmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully
consumeDestroy completely
devourDestroy completely
do a job onDestroy completely or make ugly or useless
explodeDestroy by exploding
getOvercome or destroy
harry, ravagemake a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place) , as in wartimes
kick in, kick downopen violently
lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunderDestroy and strip of its possession
shipwreckDestroy a ship
subvertDestroy completely
vandalize, vandaliseDestroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism
wash outWear or destroy by the force of water
Spanisharrasar, arruinar, deshacer, destrozar, destruir, romper
Catalanarrasar, arruïnar, destrossar, destruir
Nounsruin, ruining, ruinationdestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
ruinan event that results in destruction
ruinan irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
ruinera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
English > ruin: 12 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningDestroy or cause to fail.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
NarrowerbreakCause the failure or ruin of
shipwreckruin utterly
undoCause the ruin or downfall of
Broaderthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Spanisharruinar, desbaratar
Catalanarruïnar
Nounsruinfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation
ruinera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
English > ruin: 12 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningReduce to bankruptcy.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsbankrupt, break, smash
Broaderimpoverishmake poor
Spanisharruinar, hacer quebrar
Catalanarruïnar, fer enfonsar
English > ruin: 12 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningReduce to ruins.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The country lay ruined after the war"
Broaderlay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Nounsruin, ruiningdestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
ruina ruined building
ruinationan irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
ruinera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
English > ruin: 12 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningdeprive of virginity.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymdeflower
Broadercopulate, mate, pair, coupleEngage in sexual intercourse
Spanishdesflorar, desgraciar
English > ruin: 12 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningfall into ruin.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderdecay, crumble, dilapidatefall into decay or ruin
Spanisharruinar
Nounsruina ruined building
ruinthe process of becoming dilapidated

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