Wreck

  • 1Wreck — Wreck, n. [OE. wrak, AS. wr[ae]c 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.… …

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  • 2Wreck — (engl. Wrack) steht für Wreck (Band), USA Big Wreck, US Band Siehe auch Fat Wreck Chords Star Wreck Wreck Island Shipwreck …

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  • 3Wreck — 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; …

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  • 4wreck — Ⅰ. wreck UK US /rek/ verb [T] ► to destroy or badly damage something: »Several protesters set out to wreck the company s headquarters. ► to spoil a chance, plan, etc.: be wrecked by sth »The deal was wrecked by the recent turmoil in the debt… …

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  • 5wreck — wreck·age; wreck·er; wreck·ful; wreck; ship·wreck; …

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  • 6Wreck — Wreck, v. i. 1. To suffer wreck or ruin. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7Wreck — may refer to:* A collision of an automobile, aircraft or other vehicle * Shipwreck, the remains of a ship after a crisis at sea * Receiver of Wreck, an official of the British government whose main task is to process incoming reports of wreck *… …

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  • 8Wreck — Wreck, v. t. & n. See 2d & 3d {Wreak}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9wreck — [n] severe damage or severely damaged goods collapse, crash, crate, debacle, debris, derelict, destruction, devastation, disruption, fender bender*, heap*, hulk*, jalopy*, junk*, junker*, litter, mess, pile up*, rear ender*, relic, ruin, ruins,… …

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  • 10wreck — index damage (noun), damage (verb), debacle, despoil, destroy (efface), devastate, disable, mutilate …

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  • 11wreck — vb *ruin, dilapidate Analogous words: *destroy, demolish, raze: *injure, damage, impair Contrasted words: *save, preserve, conserve …

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  • 12wreck — ► NOUN 1) the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck. 2) a ship destroyed at sea. 3) a building, vehicle, etc. that has been destroyed or badly damaged. 4) N. Amer. a road or rail crash. 5) a person in a very bad physical or mental state. ►… …

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  • 13wreck — [rek] n. [ME wrek < Anglo Fr wrec < ON vrek, driftwood, wreckage, akin to MDu wrak, wrack: for IE base see WREAK] 1. goods or wreckage cast ashore after a shipwreck 2. a) the disabling or destruction of a ship by a storm or other disaster;… …

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  • 14wreck|er — «REHK uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that causes wrecks. 2. a person whose work is tearing down buildings. 3. a person, car, train, or machine that removes wrecks. 4. a person or ship that recovers wrecked or disabled ships or their cargoes. 5 …

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  • 15wreck — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of a ship VERB + WRECK ▪ discover, find, locate ▪ Divers were sent down to try and locate the wreck. ▪ explore ▪ raise …

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  • 16wreck — [[t]re̱k[/t]] wrecks, wrecking, wrecked 1) VERB To wreck something means to completely destroy or ruin it. [V n] He wrecked the garden... [V n] A coalition could have defeated the government and wrecked the treaty... [V n] His life has been… …

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  • 17wreck — wreck1 [rek] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(spoil)¦ 2¦(damage)¦ 3¦(destroy a ship)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SPOIL)¦ to completely spoil something so that it cannot continue in a successful way = ↑ruin ▪ Injury threatened to wreck his sporting career. ▪ It was drink that …

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  • 18wreck — 01. He [wrecked] his marriage by drinking too much. 02. The rainstorm really [wrecked] our picnic. 03. Divers have been able to recover all the bodies from the [wreck] of a fishing boat that sunk off the coast of Newfoundland. 04. The ship was… …

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  • 19wreck — /rek/, n. 1. any building, structure, or thing reduced to a state of ruin. 2. wreckage, goods, etc., remaining above water after a shipwreck, esp. when cast ashore. 3. the ruin or destruction of a vessel in the course of navigation; shipwreck. 4 …

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  • 20wreck — 1 verb (T) 1 to completely spoil or destroy something such as a plan, relationship, or opportunity: I just hope the weather doesn t wreck our plans! 2 to damage something such as a building, vehicle etc so badly that it cannot be repaired:… …

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