HyperDic: wreck

English > 5 senses of the word wreck:
VERBcontactwreck, bust up, wracksmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully
NOUNstatewrecksomething or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
eventwreck, shipwreckan accident that destroys a ship at sea
eventwreck, crasha serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
artifactwrecka ship that has been destroyed at sea
wreck > pronunciation
Soundsreh'k
RhymesAztec ... Vasotec: 41 rhymes with ehk...
English > wreck: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningSomething or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation.
Examples
  • "the house was a wreck when they bought it"
  • "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"
Broaderdecline, declinationA condition inferior to an earlier condition
Spanishcacharro
Verbswrecksmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully
English > wreck: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn accident that destroys a ship at sea.
Synonymshipwreck
Narrowercapsizing(nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
BroaderaccidentAn unfortunate mishap
Spanishnaufragio
Catalannaufragi
Verbswrecksmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully
English > wreck: 5 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles).
Synonymcrash
NarrowerprangA crash involving a car or plane
BroaderaccidentAn unfortunate mishap
Spanishchoque
Catalantopada, xoc
English > wreck: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA ship that has been destroyed at sea.
BroadershipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Spanishbuque hundido, buque naufragado
Verbswrecksmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully
English > wreck: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningsmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbust up, wrack
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanisharruinar, desbaratar, desintegrar, destrozar, destruir, estropear
Catalandesbaratar, destrossar, espatllar
Nounswrecka ship that has been destroyed at sea
wreckan accident that destroys a ship at sea
wrecksomething or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
wreckagethe remaining parts of something that has been wrecked
wreckera truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
wreckersomeone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks / wrecks
wreckersomeone who demolishes or dismantles / dismantles buildings as a job
wreckingdestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

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