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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ruin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. doomed to extinction
  • adj. destroyed physically or morally
  • adj. brought to ruin


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  • Alan took a chip in the neck and it opened up a small cut that nevertheless bled copiously and ruined, * ruined* his favorite T-shirt, with Snoopy sitting atop his doghouse in an aviator's helmet, firing an imaginary machine gun at the cursed Red Baron.

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  • Badly chosen baby names can lead to low self-esteem, low education and more smoking: study Most people would rather be single than date someone with an 'unfortunate' name, research shows Amanda Mikelberg / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Think your name ruined your life?

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  • He was innocent of the first problem; the rain ruined their scheduled activities at the new park, a square block of reclaimed grassland from the surrounding urban waste.

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  • Because yes, I've been away, and while we're on it - they friggin 'ruined the Enchanted Tiki House.

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  • They've once again ruined a great piece of children's literature by 'dumbing down' the material for kids. lilme

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  • Women who commune with trees and others in ruined temples are best avoided.

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  • Transformers was good … maybe it was not as some people expected … but still a good movie … shero on May 29, 2008 meh, to say he (Ratner) ruined the X-men franchise is excessive, in my humbled opinion those movies were ruined from the start and Bryan Singer is overrated.

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  • The win ruined the return to Buffalo for Daniel Briere, the former Sabres star who signed an eight-year, $52 million contract with the Flyers during the offseason.

  • It's dripping from my monitor and it's all your fault; your incredible title ruined my morning coffee, alas, alas!

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  • He has his negative stolen, his name ruined, his actors abandoned the project and his various rough cuts were rejected by every major festival.

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