Wrecking
Wreck Wreck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrecked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrecking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Supposing that they saw the king's ship wrecked. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train. [1913 Webster]

3. To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on. [1913 Webster]

Weak and envied, if they should conspire, They wreck themselves. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wrecking — noun chiefly N. Amer. engage in breaking up badly damaged vehicles or demolishing old buildings to obtain usable spares or scrap. → wreck wrecking noun chiefly historical the practice of destroying a ship in order to steal the cargo. → wreck …   English new terms dictionary

  • wrecking — [rekiŋ] n. the act or work of a wrecker adj. engaged or used in dismantling or salvaging wrecks …   English World dictionary

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  • wrecking — /rek ing/, n. 1. the act, work, or business of a wrecker. adj. 2. employed or for use in wrecking: a wrecking crew. [1795 1805; WRECK + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wrecking — noun Wrecking is used before these nouns: ↑ball, ↑crew, ↑spree …   Collocations dictionary

  • wrecking — irimas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Medžiagos mechaninis ar cheminis skilimas. atitikmenys: angl. decay; decaying; decomposition; demolition; destruction; disintegration; failure; fracture; rupture; wrecking vok.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • wrecking — irimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiagos mechaninis ar cheminis skilimas. atitikmenys: angl. break up; decay; decaying; decomposition; demolition; destruction; disintegration; failure; fracture; rupture; wrecking rus. деструкция;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wrecking — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. destroying, ruining, spoiling, smashing, breaking, splitting, shattering, undoing, battering, impairing, bashing, destructive, tearing down, tearing up …   English dictionary for students

  • wrecking — rek n. destruction; ruins, debris, remains; junk; nervous person; sunken ship; debris washed ashore v. ruin, destroy; devastate; shatter (e.g. one s hopes); be destroyed; be sunken (e.g. of a ship) …   English contemporary dictionary

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