Meaning of ruin

Definition of ruin

(noun) an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"
an event that results in destruction
failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
(verb) destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
fall into ruin

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