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wreck

 
 
pronunciation:
rek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an action or event that results in great or total destruction.
His careless driving on the icy road caused a car wreck.
synonyms:
smash
similar words:
accident, collision, crash
definition 2: what is left of something that has been destroyed or ruined.
The once beautiful ship is now just an old wreck on the bottom of the lake.
 
synonyms:
ruins, wreckage
similar words:
debris, remains, shipwreck
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wrecks, wrecking, wrecked
definition 1: to ruin or destroy.
The fire wrecked two buildings.His mean words wrecked their friendship.
synonyms:
destroy, ruin
similar words:
break, bust, devastate, shatter, smash, spoil, total
definition 2: to tear down or apart.
The town wrecked two old houses to build a new library.
synonyms:
demolish, tear down
similar words:
dismantle, level