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Definition of Wreck

Wreck

  1. See 2d & 3d Wreak.
  2. The destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves; shipwreck.
  3. Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
  4. The ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck.
  5. The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
  6. Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea.
  7. To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.
  8. To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train.
  9. To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
  10. To suffer wreck or ruin.
  11. To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering.

Wreck Quotations

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn't much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. I didn't even know how to keep score, and really, my main job was not to wreck the van on the way to tournaments.
Lou Holtz

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
Abraham Lincoln

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
Kurt Vonnegut

The times in my life when I've been my thinnest, I've been a walking psycho wreck. Forget the fact that I was basically starving myself; skinny was usually due to some kind of loss. Death. Rejection. Divorce.
Stephanie Klein

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
Dale Earnhardt
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Wreck Translations

wreck in Italian is naufragio, disfare, guaio
wreck in Latin is pessum dare
wreck in Spanish is naufragio, desbaratar
wreck in Swedish is vrak, skeppsbrott