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Definition 1: a ship that has been destroyed at sea - [noun denoting artifact]

(wreck is a kind of ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where wreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

Synonyms for wreck in the sense of this definition

(wreck is a kind of ...) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

(... is a kind of wreck ) a crash involving a car or plane

Definition 3: an accident that destroys a ship at sea - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for wreck in the sense of this definition

(wreck is a kind of ...) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

(... is a kind of wreck ) (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water

Definition 4: something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house was a wreck when they bought it
  • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck

(wreck is a kind of ...) a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

Definition 5: smash or break forcefully - [verb of contact]

Samples where wreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The kid busted up the car

Synonyms for wreck in the sense of this definition

(wreck is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

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