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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
DESTROY, RUIN OR SPOIL?
Key
Destroy means to damage something so badly that it cannot be used anymore or it no longer exists.
Ruin means to damage something, but it still exists.
Spoil means to damage something, but it still exists. It's less strong than ruin.
Destroy significa dañar algo tanto, que no puede usarse más o que deja que existir.
Ruin significa dañar algo, pero aún sigue existiendo.
Spoil significa dañar algo, pero aún sigue existiendo. Es menos fuerte que ruin.
  • destroy
    The building was completely destroyed by the earthquake.
    Many factories are destroying the environment.
    His car was destroyed in the accident.

  • ruin
    The rain is going to ruin my new shoes.
    Please, don't ruin my hair with that cheap dye.
    Her career was ruined when she was fired.

  • spoil
    The lake has been spoiled by litter.
    Food will spoil with this high temperature.
    Don't let this incident spoil your holidays.

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