Ruin

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Definition

to ruin: to damage, to break, to destroy
verb

(My house is) in ruins!: (My house is) falling down, a mess, in a very bad state!
idiom

Examples

  • "China: an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit central China, leaving 6,000 people dead and the Chinese city of Xangxingxongdo in ruins."
  • "Brian : You're ruining our holiday party!"
  • "Instead, I intend to ruin the reputation of a good man through a combination of rumors, internet research and wild speculation*."
  • "She ruined her dress, so we helped her take it off and she spent the afternoon in her 'unmentionables'."
  • "Not only did I lose the deal, but Stink ruined my favorite pair of pants."
  • "Second of all, you're ruining my story, and third of all, I need to drink a gallon of beer just to tolerate you."
  • "Philip : There's no way I'm going to ruin my $500 shoes cleaning up this mess."
  • "Industrial Fruit Concern Inc. has stated that if they acquire the juice business, they plan to completely change the company culture and business model, create hundreds of soulless storefronts across the world, and pretty much ruin everything that made it unique."
  • "Edward : Oh great, my suit's ruined."
  • "The rest is an insidious attempt to ruin my reputation."

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