US: /ˈɹuən/, /ˈɹuɪn/
English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- sự đổ nát, sự suy đồi
- to bumble (lie, lay) in ruin: đổ nát
- sự tiêu tan
- the ruin of one's hope: sự tiêu tan hy vọng
- sự phá sản, sự thất bại; nguyên nhân phá sản, nguyên nhân đổ nát
- to bring somebody to ruin: làm cho ai bị phá sản
- to cause the ruin of...: gây ra sự đổ nát của...
- ((thường) số nhiều) tàn tích; cảnh đổ nát, cảnh điêu tàn
- the ruins of Rome: tàn tích của thành La mã
- sự đổ nát, sự suy đồi
- ngoại động từ
- làm hỏng, làm đổ nát, tàn phá
- làm suy nhược, làm xấu đi
- to ruin someone's health: làm suy nhược sức khoẻ của ai
- to ruin someone's reputation: làm mất thanh danh của ai
- làm phá sản
- to ruin oneself in gambling: phá sản vì cờ bạc
- dụ dỗ, cám dỗ, làm mất thanh danh, làm hư hỏng (con gái)
- nội động từ
- (thơ ca) ngã rập mặt xuống đất
- đổ sập xuống, sụp đổ
Advanced English dictionary
+ verb [VN]
1 to damage sth so badly that it loses all its value, pleasure, etc.; to spoil sth: The bad weather ruined our trip. + That one mistake ruined his chances of getting the job. + My new shoes got ruined in the mud. + The crops were ruined by the late frost.
2 to make sb/sth lose all their money, their position, etc: If she loses the court case it will ruin her. + The country was ruined by the war.
1 [U] the state or process of being destroyed or severely damaged: A large number of churches fell into ruin after the revolution. + The house had been left to go to ruin. + The terrorist attack had left the city in a state of ruin
2 [U] the fact of having no money, of having lost your job, position, etc: The divorce ultimately led to his ruin. + The bank stepped in to save the company from financial ruin. + The war brought the country to the brink of ruin.
3 [sing.] something that causes a person, company, etc. to lose all their money, job, position, etc: Gambling was his ruin.
4 [C] (also ruins [pl.]) the parts of a building that remain after it has been destroyed or severely damaged: The old mill is now little more than a ruin. + We visited the ruins of a Norman castle. + Two bodies were found among the charred ruins of the house. + (figurative) He was determined to build a new life out of the ruins of his career.
Idioms: in ruins destroyed or severely damaged: Years of fighting have left the area in ruins. + The scandal left his reputation in ruins. + Their plans for a comeback now lie in ruins.
more at RACK n.
1 downfall, destruction, devastation, havoc, breakdown, breakup, débâcle, collapse, fall, disintegration, ruination, dissolution, wiping out, failure, decay, undoing, end; conquest, defeat, overthrow; bankruptcy, liquidation, failure:
Alexander was responsible for the ruin of the Persian empire. Overwhelming debts spelt Theo's financial ruin
2 degradation, dishonour, debasement, defilement, corruption, vitiation, seduction, degrading, dishonouring, debasing, defiling, corrupting, vitiating, seducing; deflowering, defloration:
Who was the libertine who brought about the ruin of Lord Harecombe's daughter?
3 nemesis, curse, end, bane, curse:
That boy will be my ruin!
4 gin, mother's ruin, blue ruin, Slang rot-gut:
After eating, we sat down and polished off a bottle of mother's ruin.
5 hag, witch, crone, beldam; dotard, (old) fogy or fogey, fossil, fuddy-duddy, antique, Brit OAP (= 'old-age pensioner'), Chiefly US retiree, Colloq (old) geezer, wreck, Slang dodo:
It's hard to understand what those two old ruins see in each other.
6 ruins. debris, wreckage, fragments, rubble, remains:
He stood among the ruins of the burnt-out house wondering what to do next. She was trying to piece together the ruins of her disastrous marriage.
7 destroy, devastate, demolish, annihilate, dissolve, wipe out, undo, overthrow, lay waste, raze, shatter, wreck, crush, flatten, wreak havoc (up)on, reduce to nothing or naught, pulverize, smash, bring to ruin:
The bomb ruined the entire centre of the city.
8 spoil, disfigure, damage, botch, mess up, make a mess of, mar, uglify:
The county office building completely ruins the Aylesbury skyline.
9 spoil, destroy, wreck, nullify, damage, harm, hurt, impair, poison, Slang louse up, screw up, put the kibosh on, US bollix up, Taboo Slang chiefly Brit make a balls-up of:
I think that your behaviour at the office party may just have ruined your prospects for promotion
10 bankrupt, pauperize, impoverish, reduce to penury or poverty or destitution or indigence:
Paying off the loan virtually ruined me.
11 violate, deflower, ravish, seduce, lead astray, dishonour, defile, corrupt, debase, defile:
She claimed that it was the local squire who ruined her, despite evidence to the contrary.
1 spoilt state
VERB + RUIN
fall into, go to
The cottage gradually fell into ruin.
be the ruin of sb/sth
Drink has been the ruin of her.
| go to rack and ruin
They've let the house go to rack and ruin.
2 end of success, hopes, etc.
economic, financial | political
VERB + RUIN
The company faces ruin over the new road plans.
| bring, lead to, mean, spell
The cost would have meant financial ruin for us.
| save from
on the brink/verge of ruin, the road to ruin
He's on the road to political ruin.
3 damaged building, town, etc.
ancient | charred, smoking
the charred ruins of their home
| abbey, castle, etc.
VERB + RUIN
be/lie in ~
The church now lies in ruins.
| leave sth in ~
The earthquake left the town in ruins.
the ancient ruins of Jericho
Concise English dictionary
+an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
+a ruined building
+the process of becoming dilapidated
+an event that results in destruction
+failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
+destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
+destroy completely; damage irreparably
+destroy or cause to fail
+reduce to bankruptcy
+reduce to ruins
+deprive of virginity
+fall into ruin