English to Afrikaans Meaning :: ruin

Ruin :
- ondergangondergangverwoesondergangvervalle

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Noun(1) an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction(2) a ruined building(3) the process of becoming dilapidated(4) an event that results in destruction(5) failure that results in a loss of position or reputation(6) destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
Verb(1) destroy completely; damage irreparably(2) destroy or cause to fail(3) reduce to bankruptcy(4) reduce to ruins(5) deprive of virginity(6) fall into ruin

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(1) Many were anxious it would harm their health and ruin the charm of their community.(2) a large white house falling into gentle ruin(3) All over the world human strife arises from these sources, escalating into violence, bringing death and scattering ruin .(4) A grieving widow who has travelled from China for the funeral of her student son told how his hit-and-run death has left her a broken woman facing financial ruin .(5) Physical abuse can leave scars; economic abuse, on the other hand, can lead to desperation and eventual ruin .(6) The court case has also spelled ruin for Whitehead, who now believes he will lose his job as head of business studies.(7) In several European countries, the poultry industry appears to be in imminent danger of ruin .(8) Farmers face financial disaster after freak rain storms thrashed crops into muddy ruin .(9) the church is a ruin now(10) In the midst of mass destruction, death and ruin , Lamb is quick to point out the bird singing, the lone flower pushing defiantly through the dirt, the smell of a pine tree.(11) The wreck and ruin of the old forest was put in order, shattered trees made whole, tender grasses covering the tortured land.(12) But a series of personal disasters and financial ruin triggered a mental disorder that was to turn the father of two into a killer.(13) One atom bomb had created as much ruin and misery as hundreds of airplanes had.(14) In the years ahead, I expect to see some solo bloggers get in trouble - and some get driven to personal ruin when they lose libel lawsuits.(15) The project has encountered some objections prompted by concerns that the extension and alterations will ruin the listed building's image.(16) But the net effect for the company was still disaster and ruin .
Related Words
3. downfall ::
4. bankruptcy ::
5. ruination ::
8. wreck ::
9. bankrupt ::
10. destroy ::
11. smash ::
12. deflower ::
1. building ::
2. construction ::
Different Forms
ruin, ruination, ruined, ruining, ruinous, ruins
Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.

There won\'t be a siege.
The Mountain can\'t defend a ruin.

There won't be a siege. The Mountain can't defend a RUIN.

Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 1

Well, I\'m his wife;
I don\'t want to ruin it for him.

Well, I'm his wife; I don't want to RUIN it for him.

The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 16

Don\'t ruin it for me, man.
I printed out a PDF to read on the potty.

Don't RUIN it for me, man. I printed out a PDF to read on the potty.

The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 3

Rajesh and I have a good thing going
and you\'re not going to ruin it.

Rajesh and I have a good thing going and you're not going to RUIN it.

The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 24

Whenever things are going well,
I always find a way to ruin it.

Whenever things are going well, I always find a way to RUIN it.

The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Episode 15

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