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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To destroy, damage, or harm greatly.

Usage examples (34)
  • . . . falling suddenly it dragged all to ruin with a roar, and shattered far and wide over the Greek ranks . . .
  • You have brought ruin on this entire family
  • This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election
  • A poor little sea-wall, never much at its best, sprawled in ruin from the coconut roots to the placid sea. for more
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