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"
an accident that destroys a ship at sea
a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
"they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
a ship that has been destroyed at sea
bust up, wreck, wrack(verb)
smash or break forcefully
"The kid busted up the car"
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)
To ruin or dilapidate.
To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts. (Australia)
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How to use wreck in a sentence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- ruïnaCatalan, Valencian
- Schrotthaufen, Zusammenstoß, Wrack, Schrott, SchrottkisteGerman
- choque, arruinar, cacharro, trasto, destruir, ruinaSpanish
- raunio, raato, jäännös, tuhota, särkeä, törmäys, yhteentörmäys, ihmisraunio, romu, hylky, romuttaa, kolariFinnish
- épave, bousiller, ruiner, carcasse, accidentFrench
- roncs, karambol, rombolHungarian
- carcassa, relitto, collisione, carrettaItalian
- 破壊, ばらす, 荒廃, 打ち壊す, 解体, 残骸, 衝突, めちゃめちゃ, 敗残Japanese
- ruïneren, verwoesten, botsing, ontmantelen, beschadigenDutch
- destroço, choquePortuguese
- sammanstötning, vrak, fördärvaSwedish
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