[ US /ˈɹɛk/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛk/ ]
  1. something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
    the house was a wreck when they bought it
  2. an accident that destroys a ship at sea
  3. a ship that has been destroyed at sea
  4. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane
  1. smash or break forcefully
    The kid busted up the car
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How To Use wreck In A Sentence

  • Many of the wrecks around our coasts are either mine or torpedo victims, and either way there is a colossal bang, the ship gets a big chunk blown out of it and the rest lands in a heap nearby.
  • Oddly, these TV wreck detectives are always trying to find out something which the experienced real divers nannying them around the wreck discovered when they first dived the ship 20 years ago.
  • It was the last big wreck of the steam era on the C.P.R., occurring shortly before I began railroading.
  • The airport runway is lined with the rusted wrecks of other planes cannibalized for parts.
  • No longer will I worry about favorites wrecking their seasons with three bad games.
  • He stared in dumb misery at the wreckage of the car.
  • The tide had washed up cargo from the wrecked ship.
  • The stress she had been under at work reduced her to a nervous/quivering wreck.
  • Scabbards, broken arms, artillery horses, wrecks of gun carriages, and bloody garments strewed the scene.
  • The dealer was just going to give it to the wreckers but I went and rescued it.
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