wreck


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Synonyms for wreck

Synonyms for wreck

the act of destroying or state of being destroyed

a wrecking of a vehicle

an abrupt disastrous failure

the remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed

to damage, disable, or destroy (a seacraft)

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to pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

Synonyms for wreck

something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation

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an accident that destroys a ship at sea

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a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

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a ship that has been destroyed at sea

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smash or break forcefully

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The next day, ten or twelve canoes came alongside, but roamed round the wreck like so many sharks, and would render no aid in towing her to land.
The crew were now so worn down by famine and thirst, that the captain saw it would be impossible for them to withstand the breaking of the sea, when the ship should ground; he deemed the only chance for their lives, therefore, was to get to land in the canoes, and stand ready to receive and protect the wreck when she should drift ashore.
In the course of the night, the wreck came drifting to the strand, with the surf thundering around her, and shortly afterwards bilged.
He agreed to furnish the crew with provisions during their stay in his territories, and to return to them all their clothing that could be found, but he stipulated that the wreck should be abandoned to him as a waif cast by fortune on his shores.
But, confidently as the captain had hoped to find the Spanish wreck, yet, now that it was really found, the news seemed too good to be true.
After a day or two they lighted on another part of the wreck, where they found a great many bags of silver dollars.
By this, that I found on the spot where was the last wreck.
Captain Dillon, a shrewd old Pacific sailor, was the first to find unmistakable traces of the wrecks.
I saw some pieces of the wreck blown on shore, at a great distance, near two miles off me, but resolved to see what they were, and found it was a piece of the head, but too heavy for me to bring away.
The wreck, even to my unpractised eye, was breaking up.
Quick, Jim, it ain't no time for fooling around and moaning; there's a gang of murderers in yonder, and if we don't hunt up their boat and set her drifting down the river so these fellows can't get away from the wreck there's one of 'em going to be in a bad fix.
The Thistlegorm is definitely the most famous wreck dive in Egypt, and it is way up there on the list of 'must-dives' in the rest of the world.
The divers found the wreck so well preserved that even the food was intact in the still sealed over 200 pots.
These are the very same unions who are attempting to wreck one of Britain's greatest companies as strikes ruin the travel plans of thousands of people booked to fly on British Airways.
2 : a person who is very tired, ill, worried, or unhappy <I'm a nervous wreck.