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

Translation of ruin in German:

noun no pl., no indef. art.

  • 1 (decay)
    Verfall Mask.
    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
    völlig verfallen
    völlig verwahrlosen
    zunichte werden
  • 2no pl., no indef. art. (downfall)
    Ruin Mask.
    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 Fem.
    in ruins
    in Trümmern
    he is a ruin [figurative]
    er ist eine Ruine [informal]
    er ist ein Wrack
    rise from the ruins of something
    aus den Trümmern einer Sache entstehen
  • 4 (cause of ruin)
    Ruin Mask.
    Untergang Mask.
    you'll be the ruin of me
    du ruinierst mich [noch]

transitive verb

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