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wreckverb [T]

uk   us   /rek/
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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wrecknoun [C]

uk   us   /rek/
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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