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Last month saw his dreams shattered and his business in ruins.
After the war many monasteries fell into ruin.
People had built shelters among the ruins of the city.
The attack had reduced the town to a smoking ruin.
She sat contemplating the ruins of her shattered life.
Despite good sales, many of these stores are facing ruin.
Reducing quotas could bring economic ruin to a small fishing village like this.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of ruin from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.