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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


Synonymsshipwreck


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.


Synonymscrash


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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