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English noun: wreck

1. wreck (state) something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation

SamplesThe house was a wreck when they bought it.
Thanks to that quack I am a human wreck.

Broader (hypernym)declination, decline

2. wreck (event) an accident that destroys a ship at sea


Broader (hypernym)accident

Narrower (hyponym)capsizing

3. wreck (event) a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

SamplesThey are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane.


Broader (hypernym)accident

Narrower (hyponym)prang

4. wreck (artifact) a ship that has been destroyed at sea

Broader (hypernym)ship

English verb: wreck

1. wreck (contact) smash or break forcefully

SamplesThe kid busted up the car.

Synonymsbust up, wrack

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin

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