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English definition of “ruin”

ruin

noun     /ˈruːɪn/
[U] the loss of all your money , your business , or your reputation : Many workers are one health catastrophe away from financial ruin. the brink / edge / verge of ruin
be/lie in ruins a place , building , etc. that is in ruins has been extremely badly damaged : The showroom was in ruins after the flood . to have failed or got into an extremely bad state : The economy was in ruins after the war . He lied about the company's finances , and now his career is in ruins .
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