[ verb ] destroy completely; damage irreparably
"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
But in our case - and neither my wife nor I have extreme views on integration , nor are we given to emotional outbursts - the situation has ruined one or two valued friendships and come_close to wrecking several more .
[ noun ] the state of being decayed or destroyed
Used in print(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
Adam watched his own hands make the caressing , anxious movement that , when rain falls and nobody comes , and ruin draws_close like a cat rubbing against the ankles , has been the ritual of stall vendors , forever .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
He tried defiance and openly flaunted his devotion to his half_sister , but he soon saw , as did she , that this course if persisted_in would involve them in a common ruin .
[ noun ] a ruined building
"they explored several Roman ruins"
Used in print(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
They looked at the ruins of the old Roman wall on the lower Via_Veneto , then they went_to the Farnese_Gardens .
[ verb ] fall into ruin