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 impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow. [1913 Webster]

this mortal house I'll ruin. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

By thee raised, I ruin all my foes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

By the fireside there are old men seated, Seeling ruined cities in the ashes. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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