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wreck

wreck

 
 
pronunciation:
rek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an action or event, such as a collision, that results in great or total destruction.
synonyms:
smash, smash-up
similar words:
accident, collision, crack-up, crash, pileup
definition 2: the remains of something that has been destroyed or ruined, as of a ship or automobile.
 
synonyms:
ruins, wrack, wreckage
similar words:
debris, flotsam, remains, shipwreck
definition 3: the destruction of a ship while it is sailing, as by a storm; shipwreck.
synonyms:
shipwreck
similar words:
smash-up
definition 4: the destruction or annihilation of something such as hopes or ambitions.
synonyms:
annihilation, destruction, devastation, ruin, ruination
similar words:
demolition, desolation
definition 5: a person or thing in a rundown or ruined condition.
I'm a nervous wreck!
synonyms:
ruin
similar words:
mess, wretch
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wrecked, wrecking, wrecks
definition 1: to cause the ruin or destruction of.
synonyms:
demolish, destroy, ruin
similar words:
break, bust, devastate, founder, lay waste, play havoc with, ravage, scuttle, shatter, smash, spoil, total
definition 2: to tear down or apart intentionally (an old building or the like).
synonyms:
demolish, raze, tear down
similar words:
dismantle, level
definition 3: to defeat or annihilate (hope, ambition, opportunities, or the like).
synonyms:
annihilate, demolish, destroy, extinguish, kill, shatter, smash, snuff out
similar words:
blast, break, crush, defeat, end, exterminate, finish, lay waste, obliterate, play havoc with, quash, quell, spoil
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be ruined, destroyed, or severely damaged, as by collision or shipwreck.
synonyms:
ruin
similar words:
collide, crash, founder, smash
definition 2: to engage in wrecking, as of old buildings or automobiles.
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