You come in like a wrecking ball Never hit so hard in love All I wanted was some breakfast, Daaad.
But this is all forgotten when the next track, “wrecking Ball,” comes on.
And what did Cyrus tell her hair-tossing protégée, besides “Return the wrecking ball NOW, lady”?
Architectural purists rejoiced when Jackie O rescued the “finest example of French Second Empire style” from the wrecking ball.
If you place little value on government, it becomes both easy and acceptable to dismiss the costs of wrecking its operations.
His enemies succeeded in wrecking one of the big engines by their gun fire, and in killing two of his gunners and a pilot.
It's wrecking a seven-thousand-ton passenger-steamer in the night!
The wrecking of the army by disease after the decisive battle of July 1-2.
The only glance we're permitted is at a stampede following the wrecking of a termitary.
A still tongue makes a wise head, Master Prawle,” said Geoffrey, “even about little smuggling and wrecking jobs.
early 13c., "goods cast ashore after a shipwreck, flotsam," from Anglo-French wrec, from Old Norse *wrek (cf. Norwegian, Icelandic rek) "wreck, flotsam," related to reka "to drive, push" (see wreak). The meaning "a shipwreck" is first recorded mid-15c.; that of "a wrecked ship" is from c.1500. General sense of "remains of anything that has been ruined" is recorded from 1713; applied by 1795 to dissipated persons.
"to destroy, ruin," c.1500, from wreck (n.). Related: Wrecked; wrecking. Earlier (12c.) it meant "drive out or away, remove;" also "take vengeance."