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Synonyms for wreck

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  1. wrecknoun

    ruins, crash


  2. wrecknoun

    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)

    crash, ruins


  3. wrecknoun

    To ruin or dilapidate.

    ruins, crash


  4. wreckverb

    An event in which something is damaged through collision.

    ruins, crash


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wreck

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

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

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  1. wreck

    debris, ruins, havoc, rubbish, remains, destruction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrecknoun

    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"

    shipwreck, crash

  2. shipwreck, wrecknoun

    an accident that destroys a ship at sea

    shipwreck, crash

  3. crash, wrecknoun

    a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

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

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

  4. wreckverb

    a ship that has been destroyed at sea

    shipwreck, crash

  5. bust up, wreck, wrackverb

    smash or break forcefully

    "The kid busted up the car"

    wrack, bust up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrecknoun

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

  2. wrecknoun

    stranded vessel, shipwrecked vessel

  3. wreckverb

    strand, founder, shipwreck, cast away

  4. wreckverb

    ruin, destroy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wrecknoun

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

  2. wreckverb

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. wreck

    See Train wreck

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How to use wreck in a sentence?

  1. Michael Chertoff:

    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.

  2. Louis Bravo:

    When she said it, I kind of looked at her funny. I didn't feel any different. I didn't claim PTSD, but if you ask my wife, I was a train wreck for eight months.

  3. Lisa Niziolek:

    Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.

  4. Ryann Weller:

    Mentally and emotionally, I've been a freaking wreck, if I get two more I lose my livelihood. I've already told my community that if I receive one more strike then I'm gon na have to move forward and nuke basically everything.

  5. Brit Hume:

    This is an absolute train wreck.

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