Definitions for wreckrɛk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any building, structure, or thing reduced to ruin.
wreckage, goods, etc., remaining above water after a shipwreck, esp. when cast ashore. the ruin or destruction of a vessel in the course of navigation; shipwreck. a vessel in a state of ruin from disaster at sea, on rocks, etc.
the ruin or destruction of anything.
a person of ruined health; someone in bad shape physically or mentally.
(v.t.)to cause the wreck of (a vessel); shipwreck.
to cause the ruin or destruction of:
to wreck a car.
to tear down; demolish:
to wreck a building.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to be involved in a wreck; become wrecked.
to work as a wrecker; engage in wrecking.
Origin of wreck:
1200–50; (n.) ME wrec, perh. ult. < ON *wrek wreck; akin to wreak
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to spoil or destroy
He wrecked the car in the accident.
sth that has been very badly damaged and cannot be used any more
the wreck of an old ship
sb who is in a bad state physically or mentally
I was a wreck after the funeral.
a car accident
She was killed in a car wreck.
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
Translations for wreck
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very badly damaged ship
The divers found a wreck on the sea-bed.
- حُطام سَفينَهArabic
- (останки от) разбит корабBulgarian
- navio naufragadoPortuguese (BR)
- das WrackGerman
- אוֹנייָה טְרופָהHebrew
- बुरी तरह नष्ट पोतHindi
- rongsokan kapalIndonesian
- sudužęs laivasLithuanian
- kapal yang ranapMalay
- كښتۍ ماڼۍ يا موټر او نور چې دتوپان، چادثې يا داسې نورو عواملو په واسطه زنګ شوى وي: بيخي ډنګر سړى: دبيړۍ ټكر: ړنګوالى، نړيدنهPashto
- navio naufragadoPortuguese
- обломки корабляRussian
- razbitine ladjeSlovenian
- gemi enkazıTurkish
- 船的殘骸Chinese (Trad.)
- кістяк розбитого судна; уламкиUkrainian
- تباہ شدہ جہازUrdu
- tàu chìmVietnamese
- 失事船的残骸Chinese (Simp.)
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