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ruin

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2 ruins plural the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed
  • the ruins of an abandoned abbey
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3 the inability to pay one's debts
  • a drought that nearly brought the farm to economic ruin
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4 something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life
  • The politician's eventual ruin would be a financial scandal.
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kiss of death


ruin

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1 to cause to lose one's fortune and become unable to pay one's debts
  • After he was ruined by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the industrialist was forced to sell his mansion and start all over again.
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2 to bring destruction to (something) through violent action
  • Tornadoes ruined a wide swath of the forest.
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