ruin

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈruːɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈruɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ro̅o̅in)


ruin
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Sense: Noun: building fallen into decay - usually plural
Synonyms:
rubble , debris , wreckage , wreck , remains, vestige, disrepair
Antonyms:
new build, showroom, pilot home, showcase apartment
Sense: Noun: annihilation
Synonyms:
annihilation, demolition, destruction , wreckage , devastation, decimation, extinction, elimination, breakdown, ruination
Antonyms:
saving, development , growth , boom , creation , resistance , improvement , achievement , accomplishment , triumph, rise
Sense: Noun: downfall
Synonyms:
downfall , death , undoing, destruction , ruination, demise , collapse , breakdown, crash , havoc
Sense: Noun: bankruptcy
Synonyms:
bankruptcy , insolvency, poverty , financial ruin
Sense: Verb: destroy
Synonyms:
destroy , annihilate, demolish, decimate, wreck , total , flatten , vaporize, vaporise (UK), raze, smash , shatter , pulverize, pulverise (UK), lay sth to waste, tear down, trash (slang)
Antonyms:
rebuild, restore , repair , mend , develop , strengthen , fortify, protect , save , preserve , rescue , salvage
Sense: Verb: ravage
Synonyms:
ravage, lay waste to, devastate, scourge , destroy , desolate
Sense: Verb: bankrupt
Synonyms:
bankrupt , do sb in, impoverish, bust , break , make sb penniless, clean out, cripple , bring sb to destitution, bring sb to ruin, beggar , pauperize, pauperise (UK)
Antonyms:
get rich, flourish , be successful, strike gold, make money, employ , pay , help , fund , bankroll, finance , lend, bail out, write off
Sense: Verb: spoil
Synonyms:
spoil , mar , blow (informal), mangle, mess up (informal), screw up (vulgar, slang), fuck up (vulgar, offensive, slang), cock up (UK, vulgar, slang), make a mess of, muck up (UK, slang)

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