1. [ verb ] destroy completely; damage irreparably
Synonyms: destroy

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

Related terms: burn bust_up break lay_waste_to consume devour subvert break harry explode rape shipwreck kick_in wash_out get do_a_job_on vandalize destruction destroyer destroyer laying_waste
2. [ noun ] an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
Synonyms: ruination

"you have brought ruin on this entire family"

Related terms: devastation
3. [ noun ] the state of being decayed or destroyed
Synonyms: desolation devastation
Related terms: deterioration blight lay_waste_to
4. [ noun ] a ruined building

"they explored several Roman ruins"

Related terms: building
5. [ verb ] reduce to bankruptcy
Synonyms: bankrupt smash break

"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!" "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

Related terms: impoverish bankruptcy
6. [ noun ] failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
Synonyms: downfall ruination
Related terms: failure finish
7. [ noun ] the process of becoming dilapidated
Synonyms: dilapidation
Related terms: decay
8. [ verb ] destroy or cause to fail

: "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

Related terms: thwart undo break shipwreck downfall
9. [ verb ] fall into ruin
Related terms: decay
10. [ verb ] reduce to ruins

"The country lay ruined after the war"

Related terms: lay_waste_to destroyer laying_waste
11. [ noun ] an event that results in destruction
Synonyms: ruination
Related terms: destruction devastation shipwreck destroy
12. [ verb ] (sexuality) deprive of virginity
Synonyms: deflower

"This dirty old men deflowered several young girls in the village"

Related terms: copulate defloration
13. [ noun ] destruction achieved by wrecking something
Synonyms: ruining ruination wrecking laying_waste
Related terms: destruction destroy bust_up
Similar spelling:   run