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Noun ruin has 6 senses
  1. ruin, ruination - an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
    --1 is a kind of devastation, desolation
    Derived form: verb ruin1
  2. ruin - a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"
    --2 is a kind of
    building, edifice
    Derived forms: verb ruin6, verb ruin4
  3. dilapidation, ruin - the process of becoming dilapidated
    --3 is a kind of decay
    Derived form: verb ruin6
  4. ruin, ruination - an event that results in destruction
    --4 is a kind of destruction, demolition, wipeout
    --4 has particulars: devastation, desolation; shipwreck
    Derived form: verb ruin1
  5. downfall, ruin, ruination - failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
    --5 is a kind of failure
    --5 has particulars: finish
    Derived form: verb ruin2
  6. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking - destruction achieved by wrecking something
    --6 is a kind of destruction, devastation
    Derived forms: verb ruin4, verb ruin1
Verb ruin has 6 senses
  1. destroy, ruin - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
    Derived forms: noun ruin6, noun ruin4, noun ruin1, noun ruination4, noun ruiner1, noun ruining1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. ruin - destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
    --2 is one way to
    thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
    Derived forms: noun ruin5, noun ruiner1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  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"
    --3 is one way to impoverish
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. ruin - reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
    --4 is one way to
    lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge
    Derived forms: noun ruin6, noun ruin2, noun ruination1, noun ruiner1, noun ruining1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. deflower, ruin - deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
    --5 is one way to copulate, mate, pair, couple
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. ruin - fall into ruin
    --6 is one way to
    decay, crumble, delapidate
    Derived forms: noun ruin2, noun ruin3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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