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"
Something or someone that has been ruined.
The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down.
An event in which something is damaged through collision.
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)
see 2d & 3d Wreak
the destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves; shipwreck
destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train
the ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck
the remain of anything ruined or fatally injured
goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea
to destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck
to bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train
to involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on
to suffer wreck or ruin
to work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering
Origin: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]
Wreck was an indie rock band formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1988, and later based in Chicago. After releasing three albums the band split up in the mid-1990s, with singer/guitarist Dean Schlabowske going on to found The Waco Brothers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rek, n. destruction: destruction of a ship: ruins of a destroyed ship: remains of anything ruined: shipwrecked property.—v.t. to destroy or disable: to ruin.—v.i. to suffer wreck or ruin.—ns. Wreck′age, the act of wrecking: wrecked material; Wreck′er, a person who purposely causes a wreck or who plunders wreckage: one who lures a ship on to the rocks for purposes of plunder: one who criminally ruins anything: a person employed by the owners in recovering disabled vessels or their cargo.—adj. Wreck′ful, causing ruin.—n. Wreck′-mas′ter, a person taking charge of a disabled ship and its cargo.—Wreck commissioners, a tribunal which inquires into shipping disasters.—Receivers of wrecks, wreck-masters. [A.S. wræc, expulsion—wrecan, to drive, Low Ger. wrak, Dut. wrak, Ice. reki, a thing drifted ashore; a doublet of wrack.]
rek, n. (Spens.) same as Wreak.—v.t. (Milt.) to wreak.
The numerical value of wreck in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wreck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
It felt like a message I support was being hijacked by a small number of people using it as an excuse to wreck things.
We are closely monitoring the situation of a car wreck involving Cam Newton, we will have more information at an appropriate time.
It is the first step of wisdom to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the society in which they occur.
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Translations for wreck
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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