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wreck

noun

1 wreck

Something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation.

Roget 40: remainder, residue; remains, remanent, remnant, rest, relic; leavings, heeltap, odds and ends, cheesepairings, candle ends, orts; residuum; ... show more

Roget 659: deterioration, debasement; wane, ebb; recession etc. 287; retrogradation etc. 283; decrease etc. 36.    ... show more

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Dutch: botsing



2 wreck

An accident that destroys a ship at sea.

synonym: shipwreck.

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Dutch: schipbreuk

3 wreck

A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles).

synonym: crash.

Dutch: computercrash, botsing, auto-ongeluk
Polish: kraksa, stłuczka, zderzenie

4 wreck

A ship that has been destroyed at sea.

Polish: wrak

verb

1 wreck

Smash or break forcefully.

synonyms: bust up, wrack.

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accident, assault, atomize, attack, auto, autocar, automobile, bankrupt, barbarize, batter, beach, blight, bloodbath, blow, blue ruin, boat, botch, break to pieces, breakdown, breaking up ... show more.

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