What does wrecking mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. razing, wrecking(noun)

    the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled

  2. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking(noun)

    destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrecking

    of Wreck

  2. Wrecking

    a. & n. from Wreck, v

Freebase

  1. Wrecking

    Wrecking is the practice of taking valuables from a shipwreck which has foundered near or close to shore. Often an unregulated activity of opportunity in coastal communities, wrecking has been subjected to increasing regulation and evolved into what is now known as marine salvage. Wrecking is no longer economically significant; however, as recently as the 19th century in some parts of the world, it was the mainstay of otherwise economically marginal coastal communities.

How to pronounce wrecking?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say wrecking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrecking in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrecking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wrecking in a Sentence

  1. Tony Stewart:

    I had the option. I could have done something, but if I did that, I took a risk of wrecking the entire field to win the race, i chose to not wreck everybody, and I don't remember where we ended up, but we were leading until we got to the middle of the backstretch on the last lap.

  2. Steve Kerr:

    I dont even know what to say about Draymond, he was a wrecking ball, destroying everything in his path.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    The pivot from demanding changes to the( Irish) backstop to demanding its total removal is a pivot from a tough negotiating stance to a wrecking one, the unelected people who pull the strings of this government know that this is a demand the EU can not, and will not, accede to.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful, our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.

  5. Susan Olsen:

    It would kind of be like wrecking the American family.

Images & Illustrations of wrecking

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