Wreck Meaning and Definition


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Wreck meaning

Word: Wreck

How to pronounce: rek

Noun

Definitions:

1. The destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck.

2. Something, especially a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed.

Example sentences: "The plane was reduced to a smouldering wreck"

3. A person whose physical or mental health or strength has failed.

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Destroy or severely damage (a structure, vehicle, or similar)

2. Cause the destruction of (a ship) by sinking or breaking up.

3. Engage in breaking up (badly damaged vehicles) or demolishing (old buildings) to obtain usable spares or scrap.


Synonyms:

crash

collapse

shipwreck

downfall

disaster

catastrophe

accident

smashup

collision

derailment

ruins

rubble

wrack

ruin

destroy

derail

smash

shatter

demolish

extinguish

raze

annihilate

pulverize

debris

flotsam

remains

detritus

crumbling

ramshackle

pull down

tear down

devastate

decimate


Derivations:

wrecking

wrecker

wrecked

wreckage


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Wreck in Other Languages...

Spanish: Naufragio

German: Wrack

French: épave

Italian: Relitto

Turkish: Enkaz


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