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English definition of “wreck”

wreck

verb [T]     /rek/
to destroy or badly damage something: Several protesters set out to wreck the company's headquarters.
to spoil a chance, plan, etc.: be wrecked by sth The deal was wrecked by the recent turmoil in the debt markets. Backbenchers were accused of plotting to wreck the government's plans.
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