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?
It felt like a message I support was being hijacked by a small number of people using it as an excuse to wreck things.
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.
They are not for a wreck on the side of the road needing Level I trauma care, only about 15% of the air ambulance charges we see involve those kind of accidents. The vast majority are patient transfers from one facility to the other.
To turn up a new wreck is a pretty big deal.
Marine life is prevalent on the wreck, except on the copper sheathing which still retains its antifouling ability to keep the hull free of marine organism.
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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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