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English definition of “ruin”

ruin

verb [T]     /ˈruː.ɪn/
B2 to spoil or destroy something severely or completely: Huge modern hotels have ruined this once unspoilt coastline. Her injury ruined her chances of winning the race.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling to cause a person or company to lose all their money or their reputation: Cheap imported goods are ruining many businesses. If there's a scandal I'll be ruined!Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of ruin verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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