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Meaning of "wreck" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRECK

From Scandinavian; compare Icelandic rek.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WRECK

wreck  [rɛk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRECK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wreck is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wreck in English.

WHAT DOES WRECK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wreck

Wreck may refer to: ▪ Wreck, a ceremony of initiation into the 40 et 8 club ▪ Wreck, an American indie rock band ▪ A collision of an automobile, aircraft or other vehicle ▪ Shipwreck, the remains of a ship after a crisis at sea ▪ Receiver of Wreck, an official of the British government whose main task is to process incoming reports of wreck ▪ Rambling Wreck, a car that leads the Georgia Tech football team onto the field prior to every game in Bobby Dodd Stadium ▪ WREK, a radio station at Georgia Tech, named after the car ▪ In ornithology, an event where large numbers of seabirds are driven inland due to adverse weather...

Definition of wreck in the English dictionary

The first definition of wreck in the dictionary is to involve in or suffer disaster or destruction. Other definition of wreck is to cause the wreck of. Wreck is also the accidental destruction of a ship at sea.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRECK

PRESENT

Present
I wreck
you wreck
he/she/it wrecks
we wreck
you wreck
they wreck
Present continuous
I am wrecking
you are wrecking
he/she/it is wrecking
we are wrecking
you are wrecking
they are wrecking
Present perfect
I have wrecked
you have wrecked
he/she/it has wrecked
we have wrecked
you have wrecked
they have wrecked
Present perfect continuous
I have been wrecking
you have been wrecking
he/she/it has been wrecking
we have been wrecking
you have been wrecking
they have been wrecking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wrecked
you wrecked
he/she/it wrecked
we wrecked
you wrecked
they wrecked
Past continuous
I was wrecking
you were wrecking
he/she/it was wrecking
we were wrecking
you were wrecking
they were wrecking
Past perfect
I had wrecked
you had wrecked
he/she/it had wrecked
we had wrecked
you had wrecked
they had wrecked
Past perfect continuous
I had been wrecking
you had been wrecking
he/she/it had been wrecking
we had been wrecking
you had been wrecking
they had been wrecking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wreck
you will wreck
he/she/it will wreck
we will wreck
you will wreck
they will wreck
Future continuous
I will be wrecking
you will be wrecking
he/she/it will be wrecking
we will be wrecking
you will be wrecking
they will be wrecking
Future perfect
I will have wrecked
you will have wrecked
he/she/it will have wrecked
we will have wrecked
you will have wrecked
they will have wrecked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wrecking
you will have been wrecking
he/she/it will have been wrecking
we will have been wrecking
you will have been wrecking
they will have been wrecking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wreck
you would wreck
he/she/it would wreck
we would wreck
you would wreck
they would wreck
Conditional continuous
I would be wrecking
you would be wrecking
he/she/it would be wrecking
we would be wrecking
you would be wrecking
they would be wrecking
Conditional perfect
I would have wreck
you would have wreck
he/she/it would have wreck
we would have wreck
you would have wreck
they would have wreck
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wrecking
you would have been wrecking
he/she/it would have been wrecking
we would have been wrecking
you would have been wrecking
they would have been wrecking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wreck
we let´s wreck
you wreck
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wreck
Past participle
wrecked
Present Participle
wrecking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRECK

wreaker
wreakful
wreakless
wreath
wreathe
wreathen
wreather
wreathless
wreathlike
wreathy
wreckage
wrecked
wrecker
wreckfish
wreckful
wrecking
wrecking ball
wrecking bar
wrecking crane
wreckmaster

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRECK

background check
beck
by the neck
check
deck
double-check
dreck
emotional wreck
heck
in check
neck
nervous wreck
peck
reck
redneck
shipwreck
speck
train wreck
V neck
V-neck

Synonyms and antonyms of wreck in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRECK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wreck» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wreck

Translation of «wreck» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRECK

Find out the translation of wreck to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wreck from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wreck» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

残骸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ruinas
570 millions of speakers

English

wreck
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मलबे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَرَاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катастрофа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

destroço
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধ্বংস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épave
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bangkai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wrack
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大破
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파손
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wreck
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tàu xe bị hỏng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரெக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जहाजे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

enkaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rottame
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wrak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

руїна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ruină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ερείπιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wrak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vrak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vrak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wreck

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRECK»

The term «wreck» is very widely used and occupies the 14.883 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRECK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wreck» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wreck» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wreck

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRECK»

Discover the use of wreck in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wreck and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wreck This Journal: To Creat is to Destroy
The special limited edition paper bag cover of the international bestseller… For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book ...
Keri Smith, 2012
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Wreck This Journal: Red
The special limited edition red mesh cover of the international bestseller… For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book ...
Keri Smith, 2012
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Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy
Think of Keri Smith's Wreck This Journal as the anarchist's Artist's Way - the book for those who've always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it.
Keri Smith, 2010
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Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters
In this book, George Bibel presents riveting tales of trains gone wrong, the detective work of finding out why, and the safety improvements that were born of tragedy. Train Wreck details 17 crashes in which more than 200 people were killed.
George Bibel, 2012
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Check it While I Wreck it: Black Womanhood, Hip-hop Culture, ...
Looks at women involved in hip-hop culture, describing their motivations, identitites, aims, and actions.
Gwendolyn D. Pough, 2004
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Futility Or the Wreck of the Titan
An eerie 1898 story featuring the ocean liner Titan which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the RMS Titanic which sank fourteen years later.
Morgan Robertson, 2006
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Train Wreck: The Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith
Presents the life of the celebrity model, describing her rise to fame as a Playboy Playmate of the Year, her controversial marriage to a Texas billionaire sixty years her senior, her legal fight to inherit his estate, and the loss of her ...
Donna Hogan, Henrietta Tiefenthaler, 2007
8
Veeck--As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck
His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all ...
Bill Veeck, Ed Linn, 2012
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The Wreck of the Ethie
In 1919, just before Christmas, the S.S. Ethie departs Port Saunders, Newfoundland, for St. John's Harbor with ninety-two passengers and crew, all eager to be reunited with family for the holidays.
Hilary Hyland, 1999
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Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away
Whether we admit it or not, we’re fascinated by evil. Dark fantasies, morbid curiosities, Schadenfreude: As conventional wisdom has it, these are the symptoms of our wicked side, and we succumb to them at our own peril.
Eric G. Wilson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRECK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wreck is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wrecked Russian submarine 'sank in 1916'
A submarine wreck found off Sweden is probably a Russian vessel from World War One, the Swedish military says. There had been speculation that the remains ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
John C. Reilly Confirms 'Wreck-It Ralph 2′
The first Wreck-It Ralph grossed $471.2 million globally, which although modest by the standards of the studio's last two films, is sufficiently respectable to merit a ... «Cartoon Brew, Jul 15»
3
Austin Dillon reflects on wild Daytona International Speedway wreck
3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet finally came to a rest on its roof at the exit of pit road after a wild wreck at the finish of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Six Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Tennessee Interstate
Six people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a fiery nine-vehicle pileup Thursday night on Interstate 75 in Tennessee, Chattanooga police said. «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
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Braves' minor league team benched after bus wreck
Braves' minor league team benched after bus wreck. 2:42 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Filed in: Braves. Comments 0. Braves. Atlanta Braves. Four Seam ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 15»
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The 'Big One' strikes early in 15-car Sprint Cup wreck at Talladega …
CUP: A huge wreck triggered by Paul Menard and Trevor Bayne involves 15 cars, including Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Larson. share 0. Tweet 0. «FOXSports.com, May 15»
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Houston man accused in fatal DUI wreck implicated in a second fatal …
A Houston man charged with intoxication manslaughter in a wreck that killed a 6-year-old boy on Sunday has been implicated in a fatal wreck hours earlier. «Chron.com, Apr 15»
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2 men charged with causing Amtrak wreck
COLUMBIA, S.C. — United States Attorney Bill Nettles Wednesday announced the indictment and arrest of James Duvall Love, 33, and Deon Dovell Roberts, 34 ... «USA TODAY, Apr 15»
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Watch Florence Welch Battle Herself in 'Ship to Wreck' Video
"I was thinking about my own self-destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear it down," Welch said in a statement of "Ship to Wreck." "When ... «RollingStone.com, Apr 15»
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​Former drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd dies in wreck
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr., died late Friday in a ... «CBS News, Apr 15»

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