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Definition 1: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

Definition 2: a ruined building - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they explored several Roman ruins

(ruin is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 3: an event that results in destruction - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

(... is a kind of ruin ) an event that results in total destruction

(... is a kind of ruin ) an irretrievable loss

"that was the shipwreck of their romance"

Definition 4: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

(... is a kind of ruin ) the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)

"booze will be the finish of him" "it was a fight to the finish"

Definition 5: the process of becoming dilapidated - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) the process of gradually becoming inferior

Definition 6: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you have brought ruin on this entire family

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) the state of being decayed or destroyed

Definition 7: fall into ruin - [verb of change]

(ruin is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

Definition 8: destroy completely; damage irreparably - [verb of contact]

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
  • The tears ruined her make-up

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy by fire

"They burned the house and his diaries"

(... is a kind of ruin ) open violently

"kick in the doors"

(... is a kind of ruin ) smash or break forcefully

"The kid busted up the car"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy a ship

"The vessel was shipwrecked"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy completely

"The fire consumed the building"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy by exploding

"The enemy exploded the bridge"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy and strip of its possession

"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy completely

"Fire had devoured our home"

(... is a kind of ruin ) overcome or destroy

"The ice storm got my hibiscus" "the cat got the goldfish"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy completely

"we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy completely or make ugly or useless

"The dog did a job on my pillow" "The seamstress did a job on my wedding gown"

(... is a kind of ruin ) destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism

"vandalize the park"

(... is a kind of ruin ) ruin completely

"He busted my radio!"

(... is a kind of ruin ) find a flaw in

"break an alibi" "break down a proof"

(... is a kind of ruin ) make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

(... is a kind of ruin ) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

(... is a kind of ruin ) wear or destroy by the force of water

"The hail storms had washed out the bridges"

Definition 9: reduce to ruins - [verb of contact]

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The country lay ruined after the war

(ruin is a kind of ...) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Definition 10: deprive of virginity - [verb of contact]

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

Definition 11: reduce to bankruptcy - [verb of possession]

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
  • The slump in the financial markets smashed him

Synonyms for ruin in the sense of this definition

(ruin is a kind of ...) make poor

Samples where ruin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election

(ruin is a kind of ...) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

(... is a kind of ruin ) cause the ruin or downfall of

"A single mistake undid the President and he had to resign"

(... is a kind of ruin ) cause the failure or ruin of

"His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage" "This play will either make or break the playwright"

(... is a kind of ruin ) ruin utterly

"You have shipwrecked my career"

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