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Overview of noun ruin

The noun ruin has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) ruin, ruination

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

2. (2) ruin

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

3. dilapidation, ruin

(the process of becoming dilapidated)

4. ruin, ruination

(an event that results in destruction)

5. downfall, ruin, ruination

(failure that results in a loss of position or reputation)

6. 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? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) destroy, ruin

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

2. ruin

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

3. 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")

4. ruin

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

5. deflower, ruin

(deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village")

6. ruin

(fall into ruin) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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