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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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, wrackverb
smash or break forcefully
"The kid busted up the car"
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How to use wreck in a sentence?
President Donald Trump ran as a disruptor, as the change candidate. But President Donald Trump performance in office has been an absolute train wreck -- now nearly 90,000 Americans have lost their lives and over 30 million have lost their jobs, that makes Trump Biden the change candidate. Trump Biden represents change because the whole country recognizes the urgent need to restore competence to the Oval Office.
This latest episode highlights the risks of returning asylum seekers to Turkey – and the knock-on effects the deal is likely to have for refugees transiting through Turkey. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
What I would say to young people is that Covid-19 doesn't have to kill you to wreck your life.
Much of the story of this last administration and the next couple of months is a disdain for the workings of government, it's almost as if it's a determination that they want to wreck government and make it as hard as possible for government to do its job. The problem is that leaves a lot of people dead, as we've seen with the virus.
On current evidence, the other two wreck sites remain buried beneath a protective layer of sand, but the wreck of La Juliana is now partly exposed on the seabed along with some of its guns and other wreck material, this material is obviously very historically and archaeologically significant.
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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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