bring to ruin

bring to ruin
cause destruction, destroy, demolish

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  • bring to ruin — index destroy (efface), extirpate, pillage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ruin — Ru in, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ruined};p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruining}.] [Cf. F. ruiner, LL. ruinare. See {Ruin}, n.] To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruin — [n] situation of devastation atrophy, bane, bankruptcy, bath, breakdown, collapse, confusion, crackup, crash, crumbling, damage, decay, defeat, degeneracy, degeneration, demolition, destitution, destruction, deterioration, dilapidation,… …   New thesaurus

  • ruin — n. & v. n. 1 a destroyed or wrecked state. 2 a person s or thing s downfall or elimination (the ruin of my hopes). 3 a the complete loss of one s property or position (bring to ruin). b a person who has suffered ruin. 4 (in sing. or pl.) the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruin — n 1. devastation, desolation, ravagement, havoc, destruction; dilapidation, ruination, wreck, wreckage, wrack, wrack and ruin; disruption, upheaval; crash, collision, crack up. 2. overthrow, overturn, subversion, suppression, subdual, conquest;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ruin — I UK [ˈruːɪn] / US [ˈruɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms ruin : present tense I/you/we/they ruin he/she/it ruins present participle ruining past tense ruined past participle ruined ** 1) to destroy or severely damage something You ll completely… …   English dictionary

  • ruin — ru|in1 [ ruın ] verb transitive ** to destroy or severely damage something: You ll completely ruin the flowers if you touch them. Any kind of dishonest dealing will ruin his career. She had ruined her mother s chances of getting a job. a. to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ruin — Synonyms and related words: Waterloo, abuse, afterglow, afterimage, ancient manuscript, annihilate, antique, antiquity, archaism, artifact, assault, atrophy, attack, baffle, balance, balk, bane, bankrupt, bankruptcy, barbarize, batter, beat, beat …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ruin — [ro͞o′ən] n. [ME ruine < OFr < L ruina < ruere, to fall, hurl to the ground < IE * ereu < base * er , to set in motion, erect > RUN, RISE] 1. Archaic a falling down, as of a building, wall, etc. 2. [pl.] the remains of a fallen… …   English World dictionary

  • bring to naught — (archaic) To frustrate, baffle • • • Main Entry: ↑naught * * * archaic ruin; foil …   Useful english dictionary

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