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wreck

[ rek ]
/ rɛk /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be involved in a wreck; become wrecked: The trains wrecked at the crossing.
to act as a wrecker; engage in wrecking.

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RELATED WORDS

ruined, broken, smashed, shattered, demolished, stewed, inebriated, drunk, plastered, crocked, lit, sloshed, stoned, wasted, bashed, tanked, buzzed, totaled, high, tipsy

Nearby words

wreath, wreathe, wreathed column, wreaths, wreathy, wreck, wreckage, wrecked, wrecker, wrecker's ball, wreckfish

Origin of wreck

1200–50; (noun) Middle English wrec, wrech, wrek < Old Danish wrækæ wreck; (v.) late Middle English, derivative of the noun
SYNONYMS FOR wreck
Related formsun·wrecked, adjective
Can be confusedrack wrack wreak wreckracked wracked wreaked wrecked
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Examples from the Web for wrecked

British Dictionary definitions for wrecked (1 of 2)

wrecked

/ (rɛkt) /

adjective

slang in a state of intoxication, stupor, or euphoria, induced by drugs or alcohol

British Dictionary definitions for wrecked (2 of 2)

wreck

/ (rɛk) /

verb

to involve in or suffer disaster or destruction
(tr) to cause the wreck of (a ship)

noun

Word Origin for wreck

C13: from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic rek. See wrack ², wreak
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