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Ruins at Delfi in Greece
See also Ruin

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ruin

Plural
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  1. (countable) construction withered by time.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed.
    The monastery has fallen into ruin.
  3. (uncountable) Something which leads to serious troubles.
    Gambling has been the ruin to many.

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Verb

Infinitive
to ruin

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ruin (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to cause the ruin of
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      In one way, indeed, he bade fair to ruin us; for he kept on staying week after week, and at last month after month, so that all the money had been long exhausted...

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

ruin m. (plural ruinen, diminutive ruintje)

  1. gelding

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