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wreck

verb [T] uk   /rek/ us  
C2 to destroy or badly damage something: The explosion shattered nearby windows and wrecked two cars. Our greenhouse was wrecked in last night's storm. informal to spoil something completely: He has been warned that his behaviour might wreck his chances of promotion.
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wreck

noun [C] uk   /rek/ us  
C2 a vehicle or ship that has been destroyed or badly damaged: Divers exploring the wreck managed to salvage some coins and jewellery. The burned-out wrecks of two police cars littered the road.C2 informal someone who is in bad physical or mental condition: The stress she had been under at work reduced her to a nervous/quivering wreck.
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Translations of “wreck”
in Korean 망치다, 망가뜨리다…
in Arabic يُحَطِّم…
in French épave, ruine, naufrage…
in Turkish enkaza çevirmek, mahvetmek, perişan etmek…
in Italian distruggere, rovinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 破壞, 毀壞, 毀掉…
in Russian разрушать…
in Polish zniszczyć…
in Spanish restos, ruina, cacharro…
in Portuguese arrasar…
in German das Wrack, der Schiffbruch…
in Catalan destrossar…
in Japanese ~を破壊する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 破坏, 毁坏, 毁掉…
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