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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.]

wrecking

(ˈrɛkɪŋ)
n
the act of causing the destruction of a ship, vehicle, building, etc.the act of completely spoiling something(as modifier)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrecking - the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
2.wrecking - destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruinedwrecking - destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Translations

wrecking

:
wrecking ball
nAbrissbirne f
wrecking bar
n (US) → Brechstange f
wrecking service
n (US Aut) → Abschleppdienst m
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