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ruin
British English: /ˈruːɪn/
American English: /ˈruɪn/

Translation of ruin in German:

noun no pl., no indef. art.

  • 1
    (decay) Verfall, der
    bring about one's own ruin
    sich selbst ruinieren
    be reduced to a state of ruin
    völlig verfallen sein
    the ruin of his hopes
    das Ende seiner Hoffnungen
    go to or fall into rack and ruin (Gebäude)
    völlig verfallen
    (Garten)
    völlig verwahrlosen
    (Pläne)
    zunichte werden
  • 2no pl., no indef. art.
    (downfall) Ruin, der
    his business was facing ruin
    sein Geschäft stand am Rande des Ruins
    ruin stared her in the face
    sie stand vor dem Ruin
  • 3in sing. or pl.
    (remains) Ruine, die
    in ruins
    in Trümmern
    he is a ruin
    [figurative]
    er ist eine Ruine [colloquial] od. ein Wrack
    rise from the ruins of something
    aus den Trümmern einer Sache entstehen
  • 4 (cause of ruin)
    Ruin, der
    Untergang, der
    you'll be the ruin of me
    du ruinierst mich [noch]

transitive verb

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