Meaning of wreck
Pronunciation: (rek), [key]
- any building, structure, or thing reduced to a state of ruin.
- wreckage, goods, etc., remaining above water after a shipwreck, esp. when cast ashore.
- the ruin or destruction of a vessel in the course of navigation; shipwreck.
- a vessel in a state of ruin from disaster at sea, on rocks, etc.
- the ruin or destruction of anything: the wreck of one's hopes.
- a person of ruined health; someone in bad shape physically or mentally: The strain of his work left him a wreck.
- to cause the wreck of (a vessel); shipwreck.
- to involve in a wreck.
- to cause the ruin or destruction of: to wreck a car.
- to tear down; demolish: to wreck a building.
- to ruin or impair severely: Fast living wrecked their health.
- to be involved in a wreck; become wrecked: The trains wrecked at the crossing.
- to act as a wrecker; engage in wrecking.
- wreck (Thesaurus)