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Synonyms for wreck
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term wreck.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wreck(noun)

    something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation

    "the house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"

    Synonyms:
    shipwreck, crash

  2. shipwreck, wreck(noun)

    an accident that destroys a ship at sea

    Synonyms:
    shipwreck, crash

  3. crash, wreck(noun)

    a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

    "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

    Synonyms:
    clangour, shipwreck, clank, collapse, smash, clangoring, crash, clangor, clash, clang

  4. wreck(verb)

    a ship that has been destroyed at sea

    Synonyms:
    shipwreck, crash

  5. bust up, wreck, wrack(verb)

    smash or break forcefully

    "The kid busted up the car"

    Synonyms:
    wrack, bust up

Wiktionary

  1. wreck(noun)

    Synonyms:
    crash, ruins

    Antonyms:
    restore

  2. wreck(noun)

    To cause severe damage to something, to a point where it no longer works, or is useless.

    (Usage: A collision is often implied as the cause of the damage - He wrecked the car)

    Synonyms:
    crash, ruins

    Antonyms:
    restore

  3. wreck(noun)

    To ruin or dilapidate.

    Synonyms:
    crash, ruins

    Antonyms:
    restore

  4. wreck(verb)

    To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts. (Australia)

    Synonyms:
    ruins, crash

    Antonyms:
    restore

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wreck

    Synonyms:
    abandon, betray, break down, cast down, demolish, desert, destroy, drop, let go, overthrow, throw down

    Antonyms:
    bear, carry, cherish, hold up, keep, keep up, maintain, prop, support, sustain, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wreck

    Synonyms:
    debris, ruins, havoc, rubbish, remains, destruction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wreck(n.)

    Synonyms:
    destruction, perdition, undoing, prostration, ruin, desolation, shipwreck

  2. wreck(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stranded vessel, shipwrecked vessel

  3. wreck(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strand, founder, shipwreck, cast away

  4. wreck(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ruin, destroy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wreck(n)

    Synonyms:
    desolation, ruin, havoc, devastation, ravage debris, derelict

  2. wreck(v)

    Synonyms:
    demolish, destroy, ruin, shatter, strand, founder, undo, raze

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wreck":

    shipwreck, wreckage, sinking, naufrage, debris, accident, derelict, battleship, destroy, carcass, mess, rubble, sunken, derailment

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. wreck

    Synonyms:
    See Train wreck

How to pronounce wreck?

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Karen
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Australian
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Indian

How to say wreck in sign language?

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How to use wreck in a sentence?

  1. Casey Sherman:

    The treasures that this shipwreck has revealed since 1984, since Barry Clifford discovered the wreck, has been enormous, the mother lode of treasure still has yet to be found.

  2. Mona Gohara:

    The wrong cleanser can wreck your skin, if you use a standard soap — a cleanser that has a basic pH — it strips the skin of natural oils and compromises the skin barrier, leading to irritation and dry, lackluster skin. Using a mild, pH-neutral nonsoap cleanser helps moisturize while you cleanse and deposits skin-identical lipids back into the skin.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Part of our problem was this unprecedented reality TV campaign, and he being the first reality TV candidate in our history, the media didn’t know how to cover him. It was like they were watching a car wreck or a train wreck all the time.

  4. Memo Gidley:

    It does look like something that would have, maybe in a way, (caused the wreck), it wasn't like there were five or six cars around me. There was only one car ahead of me, and he darted to the right, and I darted to the left, which was the standard procedure. But I never saw that car there. So yeah, maybe the sun definitely had some sort of impact.

  5. Jeffrey Sachs:

    Everybody needs to understand that policies are going to change to make it unprofitable if you wreck the planet, those companies that continue exploring and developing fossil fuel resources for which there is no safe use are going to pay a very heavy cost for that.


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