(noun, verb)


1. 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

Definition categories: state, declination, decline

2. an accident that destroys a ship at sea

Similar word(s): shipwreck

Definition categories: event, accident

3. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

Similar word(s): crash

Definition categories: event, accident

4. a ship that has been destroyed at sea

Definition categories: man–made, ship

Sentences with wreck as a noun:

- He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.


1. smash or break forcefully

Similar word(s): wrack

Definition categories: contact, destroy, ruin

Sentences with wreck as a verb:

- He wrecked the car in a collision.

- That adulterous hussy wrecked my marriage!