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Definitions of wreck:

part of speech: verb transitive

To destroy or cast away, as a ship, by violence; to ruin or destroy.

part of speech: verb transitive

To destroy or cast away as a vessel, by violence, collision, or the like; to drive against the shore or dash against rocks and break or destroy: to cause to suffer shipwreck- said of a person; as a wrecked sailor; " A pilot's thumb, wreck'd as he was coming home.”- Shak.: to ruin or destroy generally, physically or morally; or financially, as a bank.

part of speech: noun

In mining, a kind of frame or table: a rack.

part of speech: noun

The destruction of a vessel by being driven ashore, dashed against rocks, foundered by stress of weather, or the like; shipwreck; the ruins of a ship stranded; a vessel dashed against rocks or land, and broken or otherwise destroyed or totally crippled or injured by violence and fracture; any ship or goods driven ashore or found deserted at sea in an unmanageable condition; specifically, in law, goods, etc. which, after a shipwreck, have been thrown ashore by the sea, as distinguished from flotsam, jetsam, and ligan. goods cast on shore after shipwreck belong to the government, or in some cases to the owner of the land, if not claimed within a certain time: destruction or ruin generally; dissolution, especially by violence; " His country's wreck."- Shak.; " The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds."- Addison: the remains of anything destroyed, ruined, or fatally injured; as, he is reduced to a mere wreck, he is but the wreck of his former self.

part of speech: verb transitive

To wreak. Milton.

part of speech: noun

The destruction of a ship which is driven ashore, or on a rock; the ruins of a ship; a railroad accident; the remains of anything ruined; destruction; ruin; as, he became a wreck through drink.

part of speech: noun

The ruins of a ship, caused by being driven on rocks, or on shore, by the violence of a tempest, or suchlike causes; the goods cast ashore from a ship that has broken up at sea; ruin; destruction; the remains of anything broken up or ruined.

part of speech: noun

Revenge: vengeance Spenser.

part of speech: verb

To ruin or destroy by dashing on rocks or shoals; to ruin; to suffer ruin.

part of speech: verb transitive

To suffer wreck or ruin. " Rocks whereon greatest men have of- tenest wreck'd."- Milton.

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