Definition of RUINS

noun : RUINS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

verb : RUINS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him" ;

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) fall into ruin ;


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