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verb [transitive] wreck pronunciation in British English /rek/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewrecking
past tensewrecked
past participlewrecked

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  1. 1
    to severely damage or destroy a vehicle or building
    The town has been wrecked by the bombing.
    1. a.
      to damage something such as a plan or a relationship so badly that it no longer exists
      My behaviour very nearly wrecked our relationship.
  2. 2
    to destroy a ship so that it sinks
    a Spanish treasure ship wrecked off the Florida Keys


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