Definition of 'wreck'

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Example sentences containing 'wreck'

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He just said it had wrecked his life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At times it was a comedy of errors from a home backline which looked a nervous wreck. The Sun (2017)He looks a bit wrecked now. The Sun (2016)Usually it's made from tin and there are a few wrecked cars in the yard. The Sun (2016)Three police cars were wrecked and cops reported offences of vandalism, graffiti and looting. The Sun (2016)I was just a complete emotional wreck. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will wreck his life. The Sun (2017)I'm scared he'll wreck my life. The Sun (2016)We are talking about a disease that destroys a life and wrecks those around it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What was left of the wrecked house was ablaze. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What a shame it has been completely wrecked. The Sun (2009)The men decide to hide the money until the plane wreck is discovered with the spring thaw. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The vessel was wrecked the next morning. Jerome K. Jerome Three Men in a Boat (1889)We are not out to destroy them and wreck their careers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They knighted the man who wrecked the financial sector. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sordid affair had wrecked my life for too long. The Sun (2011)The referees and their assistants look like nervous wrecks before the match. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the next day he comes and the knee is completely wrecked. The Sun (2007)We stopped only long enough to inspect a clinic wrecked by government forces during their own retreat last weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He also worked as an insurance claims assessor on car wrecks and had car body repair at a local college. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The car was a complete wreck. The Sun (2012)All you see is wrecked buildings. The Sun (2014)These tapes wreck relationships, cause family problems and all sorts of stress. The Sun (2012)The house was a complete wreck - which was exactly what he was looking for. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We ran a figure of eight around the camp, past mountains and a plane wreck. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The last Government wrecked the economy and the present one has had a lot of work to do. The Sun (2014)Witnesses said the pair were left badly shaken by the crash, which wrecked the passenger side doors of their family saloon. The Sun (2015)Beam trawling and scallop dredging wreck the sea bed, rob it of breeding grounds and weed and leave it covered in sea urchins. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cast your mind back to 2010. The banking crash had wrecked the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'wreck'

run aground, strand, shipwreck, run onto the rocks
shipwreck, derelict, hulk, sunken vessel
accident, smash, pile-up

Trends of 'wreck'

In Common Usage. wreck is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'wreck'

British English: wreck /rɛk/ NOUN
A wreck is something such as ship, car, plane, or building which has been destroyed, usually in an accident.
...the wreck of a sailing ship.
  • American English: wreck destroyed vehicle/building
  • Arabic: خَرَاب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: destroço
  • Chinese: 残骸
  • Croatian: olupina
  • Czech: vrak
  • Danish: vrag
  • Dutch: wrak
  • European Spanish: ruinas
  • Finnish: romu
  • French: épave
  • German: Wrack
  • Greek: ερείπιο
  • Italian: rottame
  • Japanese: 大破
  • Korean: 파손
  • Norwegian: vrak
  • Polish: wrak
  • European Portuguese: destroço
  • Romanian: ruină
  • Russian: катастрофа
  • Spanish: ruinas
  • Swedish: vrak
  • Thai: สิ่งที่ถูกทำลายอย่างเสียหายยับเยิน
  • Turkish: enkaz
  • Ukrainian: руїна
  • Vietnamese: tàu xe bị hỏng
British English: wreck /rɛk/ VERB
To wreck something means to completely destroy or ruin it.
Twenty-one people were injured and 50 houses wrecked.
  • American English: wreck
  • Arabic: يُحَطِّمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: destruir
  • Chinese: 拆毁
  • Croatian: uništiti
  • Czech: zdemolovat
  • Danish: ødelægge
  • Dutch: verwoesten
  • European Spanish: demoler
  • Finnish: romuttaa
  • French: dévaster
  • German: zerstören
  • Greek: τορπιλίζω
  • Italian: demolire
  • Japanese: 大破する
  • Korean: 파괴하다
  • Norwegian: vrake
  • Polish: zdewastować
  • European Portuguese: destruir
  • Romanian: a avaria
  • Russian: терпеть катастрофу
  • Spanish: demoler
  • Swedish: förstöra
  • Thai: ทำให้เสียหายยับเยิน
  • Turkish: berbat etmek
  • Ukrainian: руйнувати
  • Vietnamese: làm hỏng


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