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wreck

 (rĕk)
n.
1. The act of destroying or the state of being destroyed; destruction: "The filmmaker ... was hardly the first person to blame misguided agriculture for the wreck of the plains" (Timothy Egan).
2.
a. Accidental destruction of a ship; a shipwreck.
b. The stranded hulk of a severely damaged ship.
c. Fragments of a ship or its cargo cast ashore by the sea after a shipwreck; wreckage.
3.
a. An automobile or railroad collision or accident: witnessed a wreck on the highway.
b. The remains of something that has been wrecked, especially an automobile that has crashed: walked away unharmed from the wreck.
4.
a. Something that is dilapidated or worn out: still driving that wreck of a car; living in a wreck of a house.
b. A person who is physically or mentally worn out.
v. wrecked, wreck·ing, wrecks
v.tr.
1. To cause the destruction of in a collision: wrecked the car by hitting a tree.
2. To dismantle or raze; tear down.
3. To cause to undergo ruin or disaster: an argument that wrecked their friendship. See Synonyms at blast, destroy. See Usage Note at wreak.
v.intr.
1. To suffer destruction or ruin; become wrecked: a ship that wrecked on the rocks.
2. Informal To experience or cause an accident in which the vehicle one is riding in is badly damaged: They were speeding over 70 miles an hour when they wrecked.
3. To work as a wrecker.

[Middle English wrek, from Anglo-Norman wrec, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse rec, wreckage.]

wreck

(rɛk)
vb
1. to involve in or suffer disaster or destruction
2. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to cause the wreck of (a ship)
n
3. (Nautical Terms)
a. the accidental destruction of a ship at sea
b. the ship so destroyed
4. (Law) maritime law goods cast ashore from a wrecked vessel
5. a person or thing that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
6. the remains of something that has been destroyed
7. old-fashioned the act of wrecking or the state of being wrecked; ruin or destruction
[C13: from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic rek. See wrack2, wreak]

wreck

(rɛk)
n.
1. any building, structure, or thing reduced to ruin.
2.
a. wreckage, goods, etc., remaining above water after a shipwreck, esp. when cast ashore.
b. the ruin or destruction of a vessel in the course of navigation; shipwreck.
c. a vessel in a state of ruin from disaster at sea, on rocks, etc.
3. the ruin or destruction of anything.
4. a person of ruined health; someone in bad shape physically or mentally.
v.t.
5. to cause the wreck of (a vessel); shipwreck.
6. to cause the ruin or destruction of: to wreck a car.
7. to tear down; demolish: to wreck a building.
v.i.
8. to be involved in a wreck; become wrecked.
9. to work as a wrecker; engage in wrecking.
[1200–50; (n.) Middle English wrec, perhaps ultimately < Old Norse *wrek wreck; akin to wreak]

wreck


Past participle: wrecked
Gerund: wrecking

Imperative
wreck
wreck
Present
I wreck
you wreck
he/she/it wrecks
we wreck
you wreck
they wreck
Preterite
I wrecked
you wrecked
he/she/it wrecked
we wrecked
you wrecked
they wrecked
Present Continuous
I am wrecking
you are wrecking
he/she/it is wrecking
we are wrecking
you are wrecking
they are wrecking
Present Perfect
I have wrecked
you have wrecked
he/she/it has wrecked
we have wrecked
you have wrecked
they have wrecked
Past Continuous
I was wrecking
you were wrecking
he/she/it was wrecking
we were wrecking
you were wrecking
they were wrecking
Past Perfect
I had wrecked
you had wrecked
he/she/it had wrecked
we had wrecked
you had wrecked
they had wrecked
Future
I will wreck
you will wreck
he/she/it will wreck
we will wreck
you will wreck
they will wreck
Future Perfect
I will have wrecked
you will have wrecked
he/she/it will have wrecked
we will have wrecked
you will have wrecked
they will have wrecked
Future Continuous
I will be wrecking
you will be wrecking
he/she/it will be wrecking
we will be wrecking
you will be wrecking
they will be wrecking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrecking
you have been wrecking
he/she/it has been wrecking
we have been wrecking
you have been wrecking
they have been wrecking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrecking
you will have been wrecking
he/she/it will have been wrecking
we will have been wrecking
you will have been wrecking
they will have been wrecking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrecking
you had been wrecking
he/she/it had been wrecking
we had been wrecking
you had been wrecking
they had been wrecking
Conditional
I would wreck
you would wreck
he/she/it would wreck
we would wreck
you would wreck
they would wreck
Past Conditional
I would have wrecked
you would have wrecked
he/she/it would have wrecked
we would have wrecked
you would have wrecked
they would have wrecked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wreck - something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation; "the house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"
declination, decline - a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
2.wreck - an accident that destroys a ship at sea
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
capsizing - (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
3.wreck - a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
prang - a crash involving a car or plane
4.wreck - a ship that has been destroyed at sea
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Verb1.wreck - smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

wreck

verb
1. destroy, break, total (slang), smash, ruin, devastate, mar, shatter, spoil, demolish, sabotage, trash (slang), ravage, dash to pieces Vandals wrecked the garden.
destroy build, create, save, preserve, salvage, reconstruct, conserve
2. spoil, blow (slang), ruin, devastate, shatter, undo, screw up (informal), cock up (Brit. slang), fuck up (offensive taboo slang), play havoc with His life has been wrecked by the tragedy.
spoil save, fulfil, make possible
3. run aground, strand, shipwreck, run onto the rocks His ship was wrecked off the coast of Ireland.
noun
1. shipwreck, derelict, hulk, sunken vessel the wreck of a sailing ship
3. accident, smash, pile-up He was killed in a car wreck.

wreck

noun
1. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed:
2. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup, pileup.
3. An abrupt disastrous failure:
4. The remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed:
verb
1. To damage, disable, or destroy (a seacraft):
2. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of:
Slang: total.
3. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
Translations
تَـحَطُّمتَحَطُّم السَّفينَه في البَحْرحُطام سَفينَهخَرَابدَمار، حُطام، حالَه سَيِّئَه جِدا
авария
vrakzdemolovatzkolabovathavárie
vragødelæggesammenstødforlisforlise
romuromuttaasärkeätörmätätörmäys
olupinasrušiti sesudaruništiti
romba dönt
eyîileggingeyîileggjaflakskrjóîur
大破大破する衝突衝突させる
...을 무너뜨리다충돌파괴하다파손
griuvena
avārijabojāejagraustslūznissadauzīt
stroskotanietroska
razbitirazbiti serazbitine
brakförstörakraschavrak
ไม่ทำงานการชนทำให้เสียหายยับเยินสิ่งที่ถูกทำลายอย่างเสียหายยับเยิน
enkazenkaza çevirmekgemi enkazıgemi kazasıhasara uğratmak
đột ngột ngưng hoạt độnglàm hỏngtàu xe bị hỏngva chạm mạnh

wreck

[rek]
A. N
1. (= destruction) [of ship] → naufragio m (fig) [of hopes, plans] → fracaso m, frustración f
2. (= wrecked ship) → restos mpl de un naufragio, buque m hundido
3. (= old car) → tartana f; (= old boat, plane) → cacharro m
that car is a wreck!¡ese coche es una tartana!
the car was a complete wreckel coche estaba hecho polvo
I'm a wreck; I feel a wreckestoy hecho polvo
he's an old wreckes un carcamal
she's a nervous wrecktiene los nervios destrozados
she looks a wreckestá hecha una pena
B. VT
1. (Naut) [+ ship] → hundir, hacer naufragar
to be wreckednaufragar
the ship was wrecked on those rocksel buque naufragó en aquellas rocas
2. (= break) → estropear, destrozar; (into pieces) → destruir, hacer pedazos
the explosion wrecked the whole housela explosión destruyó toda la casa
he wrecked his Dad's cardejó el coche de su padre destrozado
3. (= ruin) [+ health, happiness] → arruinar, hundir; [+ marriage] → destrozar
it wrecked my lifeme arruinó la vida
the bad weather wrecked our plansel mal tiempo echó por tierra nuestros planes

wreck

[ˈrɛk]
n
(= sea disaster) → naufrage m
(= wrecked ship) → épave f
(= wrecked car, plane) → épave f
The car was a total wreck → La voiture n'était plus qu'une épave.
(pejorative) (= old car) → tas m de ferraille
That car is a wreck! → Cette voiture est un tas de ferraille!
(pejorative) (= person) → loque f
to be a complete wreck → n'être plus qu'une loque
vt
[+ building, machinery, car, plane] → démolir; [garden, city] → dévaster
The explosion wrecked the whole house → L'explosion a démoli toute la maison.
[+ ship] → provoquer le naufrage de
to be wrecked → faire naufrage
[+ hopes, life, career, marriage] → briser; [+ chances, plans] → anéantir
the injuries which nearly wrecked his career → les blessures qui ont failli briser sa carrière
wrecked hopes → des espoirs brisés
a wrecked life → une vie brisée
a wrecked marriage → un mariage brisé
The trip was wrecked by bad weather → Le voyage a été gâché par le mauvais temps.

wreck

n
(Naut) → Schiffbruch m; (= wrecked ship, car, train)Wrack nt; lost in the wreckbeim Schiffbruch verloren; he was killed in a car wreck (US) → er kam bei einem Autounfall ums Leben
(fig inf) (= old bicycle, furniture etc)Trümmerhaufen m; (= person)Wrack nt; (of hopes, life, marriage etc)Trümmer pl, → Ruinen pl; I’m a wreck, I feel a wreckich bin ein (völliges) Wrack; (= exhausted)ich bin vollkommen fertig or erledigt; (in appearance) → ich sehe verheerend or unmöglich aus ? nervous wreck
vt
ship, train, planezum Wrack machen, einen Totalschaden verursachen an (+dat); carkaputt fahren (inf), → zu Schrott fahren (inf); machine, mechanismzerstören, kaputt machen (inf); furniture, housezerstören; (person) → zertrümmern, kurz und klein schlagen (inf); to be wrecked (Naut) → Schiffbruch erleiden; (sl: = drunk) → zu (inf)or dicht (sl)sein; wrecked shipwrackes or havariertes Schiff; wrecked carzu Schrott gefahrenes Auto
(fig) hopes, plans, chanceszunichtemachen; marriagezerrütten; career, health, sb’s lifezerstören, ruinieren; personkaputtmachen (inf); party, holidayverderben

wreck

[rɛk]
1. n (of ship, scheme) → naufragio; (ship itself) → relitto (fig) (old car) → rottame m; (building) → rudere m
I'm a wreck, I feel a wreck → sono distrutto/a
2. vt (gen) → distruggere, rovinare; (ship) → far naufragare; (train) → far deragliare; (house) → demolire; (health) → rovinare
to be wrecked (Naut) → fare naufragio

wreck

(rek) noun
1. a very badly damaged ship. The divers found a wreck on the sea-bed.
2. something in a very bad condition. an old wreck of a car; I feel a wreck after cleaning the house.
3. the destruction of a ship at sea. The wreck of the Royal George.
verb
to destroy or damage very badly. The ship was wrecked on rocks in a storm; My son has wrecked my car; You have wrecked my plans.
ˈwreckage (-kidʒ) noun
the remains of something wrecked. After the accident, the wreckage (of the cars) was removed from the motorway.

wreck

تَـحَطُّم, خَرَاب, يَتَحَطَّمُ, يُحَطِّمُ havárie, vrak, zdemolovat, zkolabovat gå ned, ødelægge, sammenstød, vrag einen Unfall haben mit, Wrack, zerstören, Zusammenstoß ερείπιο, σύγκρουση αυτοκινήτων, τορπιλίζω, τσακίζω bloquearse, choque, demoler, fallar, ruinas kolari, romu, romuttaa, törmätä accident, avoir un accident, dévaster, épave olupina, srušiti se, sudar, uništiti demolire, impallarsi, rottame, scontro 大破, 大破する, 衝突, 衝突させる ...을 무너뜨리다, 충돌, 파괴하다, 파손 botsing, crashen, verwoesten, wrak kollidere, krasj, vrak, vrake katastrofa, rozbić, wrak, zdewastować acidente de carro, acidente de viação, crashar, destroço, destruir, falhar аварийный отказ, авария, катастрофа, терпеть катастрофу brak, förstöra, krascha, vrak ไม่ทำงาน, การชน, ทำให้เสียหายยับเยิน, สิ่งที่ถูกทำลายอย่างเสียหายยับเยิน araba kazası, berbat etmek, çarpmak, enkaz đột ngột ngưng hoạt động, làm hỏng, tàu xe bị hỏng, va chạm mạnh 使撞毁, 坠毁, 拆毁, 残骸
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A universal shriek arose as the russet boots waved wildly from the wreck and a golden head emerged, exclaiming, "I told you so
In her eyes was the same look he had seen in the eyes of men who, at times of panic, fled to him, beseeching, entreating, forcing upon him what was left of the wreck of their fortunes, if only he would save their honor.
Leave this wreck and ruin here where it hath happened.
The dark ocean and swelling waters were nothing; the fears of being swallowed up by some dreadful tempest, or dashed upon hidden rocks, with all the other ordinary subjects of fearful contemplation, seemed scarcely entitled to a moment's thought; the dismal looking wreck, and the horrid aspect and revenge of the whale, wholly engrossed my reflections, until day again made its appearance.
For, by this time, so spent was he by loss of blood, that he helplessly rolled away from the wreck he had made; lay panting on his side, impotently flapped with his stumped fin, then over and over slowly revolved like a waning world; turned up the white secrets of his belly; lay like a log, and died.
He was happier than he had been in a year; and yet, because he knew that the happiness would not last, he was savage, too with those who would wreck it, and with the world, and with his life; and then again, beneath this, he was sick with the shame of himself.
When a boy, it had been hers to teach him his catechism, mend his clothes, comb his hair, and bring him up generally in the way he should go; and her heart having a warm side to it, Augustine had, as he usually did with most people, monopolized a large share of it for himself, and therefore it was that he succeeded very easily in persuading her that the "path of duty" lay in the direction of New Orleans, and that she must go with him to take care of Eva, and keep everything from going to wreck and ruin during the frequent illnesses of his wife.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
I used to sit for hours in my glass cage, watching the long, narrow rafts slip along through the central channel, grazing the right-bank dike and aiming carefully for the middle arch of the stone bridge below; I watched them in this way, and lost all this time hoping to see one of them hit the bridge-pier and wreck itself sometime or other, but was always disappointed.
Well, it being away in the night and stormy, and all so mysterious-like, I felt just the way any other boy would a felt when I see that wreck laying there so mournful and lonesome in the middle of the river.
The man turned around, a wreck of shabby old clothes, sodden with rain and all a-drip, and showed a black face under an old slouch hat.
He was so brimful of exultation that he could hardly hold him- self when the old lady came back and stood above the wreck discharging lightnings of wrath from over her spectacles.