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Synonyms for wrack

the act of destroying or state of being destroyed

the remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed

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dried seaweed especially that cast ashore

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the destruction or collapse of something

growth of marine vegetation especially of the large forms such as rockweeds and kelp

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smash or break forcefully

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I think that we should have succeeded, even though the ship was wracked from stem to stern by the terrific buffetings she received, and though she were half submerged the greater part of the time, had no further accident befallen us.
Wracked with guilt, Keegan is left sobbing, absolutely distraught that he has murdered someone.
Summary: Beirut: Snipers have shot dead two men in Tripoli, the Lebanese city wracked by a ...
Beirut: Snipers have shot dead two men in Tripoli, the Lebanese city wracked by a wave of bloody violence linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a security official said yesterday.
SEXY Scots singer Jill Jackson yesterday confessed she is ''wracked with nerves'' before she appears on a string of TV shows.