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Definition of Wreck
See 2d & 3d Wreak.
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.
Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
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.
The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea.
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.
To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train.
To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
To suffer wreck or ruin.
To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering.
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
I have to tell them that last night was a shameful train wreck filled with blind cuddly puppies.
The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
More "Wreck" Quotations
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
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