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Wrecker vs. Wreck

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Wrecker

One that wrecks or destroys
A wrecker of dreams.
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Wreck

The destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck
The survivors of the wreck
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Wrecker

One who is in the business of demolishing old buildings.
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Wreck

Something, especially a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed
The wreck of their marriage
The plane was reduced to a smouldering wreck
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Wrecker

One who dismantles cars for salvage.
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Wreck

A person whose physical or mental health or strength has failed
The scandal left the family emotional wrecks
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Wrecker

A tow truck used to move disabled or wrecked vehicles.
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Wreck

Cause the destruction of (a ship) by sinking or breaking up
He was drowned when his ship was wrecked
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Wrecker

One who lures a vessel to destruction, as by a display of lights on a rocky coastline, in order to plunder it.
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Wreck

Destroy or severely damage (a structure, vehicle, or similar)
The blast wrecked 100 houses
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Wrecker

A person or company that dismantles old or wrecked vehicles or other items, to reclaim useful parts. (Australia)
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Wreck

Engage in breaking up badly damaged vehicles or demolishing old buildings to obtain usable spares or scrap.
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Wrecker

One who breaks up situations or events.
Home wrecker / marriage wrecker / party wrecker
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Wreck

The act of destroying or the state of being destroyed; destruction
"The filmmaker ... was hardly the first person to blame misguided agriculture for the wreck of the plains" (Timothy Egan).
Dec 03, 2022

Wrecker

A tow truck.
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Wreck

Accidental destruction of a ship; a shipwreck.
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Wrecker

A mooncusser type of land-based pirate.
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Wreck

The stranded hulk of a severely damaged ship.
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Wrecker

Someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking; that is, of undermining the state in intangible ways.
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Wreck

Fragments of a ship or its cargo cast ashore by the sea after a shipwreck; wreckage.
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Wrecker

One who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like.
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Wreck

An automobile or railroad collision or accident
Witnessed a wreck on the highway.
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Wrecker

One who searches fro, or works upon, the wrecks of vessels, etc. Specifically: (a) One who visits a wreck for the purpose of plunder. (b) One who is employed in saving property or lives from a wrecked vessel, or in saving the vessel; as, the wreckers of Key West.
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Wreck

The remains of something that has been wrecked, especially an automobile that has crashed
Walked away unharmed from the wreck.
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Wrecker

A vessel employed by wreckers.
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Wreck

Something that is dilapidated or worn out
Still driving that wreck of a car.
Living in a wreck of a house.
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Wrecker

Someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
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Wreck

A person who is physically or mentally worn out.
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Wrecker

Someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
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Wreck

To cause the destruction of in a collision
Wrecked the car by hitting a tree.
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Wrecker

A truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
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Wreck

To dismantle or raze; tear down.
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Wreck

To cause to undergo ruin or disaster
An argument that wrecked their friendship. See Usage Note at wreak.
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Wreck

To suffer destruction or ruin; become wrecked
A ship that wrecked on the rocks.
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Wreck

(Informal) To experience or cause an accident in which the vehicle one is riding in is badly damaged
They were speeding over 70 miles an hour when they wrecked.
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Wreck

To work as a wrecker.
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Wreck

Something or someone that has been ruined.
He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.
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Wreck

The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down.
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Wreck

An event in which something is damaged through collision.
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Wreck

A shipwreck: an event in which a ship is heavily damaged or destroyed.
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Wreck

Goods, etc. cast ashore by the sea after a shipwreck.
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Wreck

(ornithology) A large number of birds that have been brought to the ground, injured or dead, by extremely adverse weather.
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Wreck

(transitive) To destroy violently; to cause severe damage to something, to a point where it no longer works, or is useless.
He wrecked the car in a collision.
That adulterous hussy wrecked my marriage!
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Wreck

(transitive) To ruin or dilapidate.
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Wreck

To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts.
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Wreck

(transitive) To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
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Wreck

(intransitive) To be involved in a wreck; to be damaged or destroyed.
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Wreck

See 2d & 3d Wreak.
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Wreck

To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.
Supposing that they saw the king's ship wrecked.
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Wreck

To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train.
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Wreck

To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
Weak and envied, if they should conspire,They wreck themselves.
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Wreck

To suffer wreck or ruin.
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Wreck

To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering.
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Wreck

The destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves; shipwreck.
Hard and obstinateAs is a rock amidst the raging floods,'Gainst which a ship, of succor desolate,Doth suffer wreck, both of herself and goods.
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Wreck

Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.
Its intellectual life was thus able to go on amidst the wreck of its political life.
Dec 03, 2022

Wreck

The ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck.
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Wreck

The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
To the fair haven of my native home,The wreck of what I was, fatigued I come.
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Wreck

Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea.
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Wreck

Something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation;
The house was a wreck when they bought it
Thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
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Wreck

An accident that destroys a ship at sea
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Wreck

A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles);
They are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane
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Wreck

A ship that has been destroyed at sea
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Wreck

Smash or break forcefully;
The kid busted up the car
Dec 03, 2022

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