wreckage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wreckage" in British English

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wreckagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈrek.ɪdʒ/
C2 a ​badlydamagedobject or the ​separatedparts of a ​badlydamagedobject: Two ​children were ​trapped in the wreckage. The wreckage of the ​car was ​scattered over the ​roadside. what is ​left of something that has been ​spoiled or that has ​failed: Kate was still clinging to the wreckage of her ​failedmarriage.
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(Definition of wreckage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wreckage" in American English

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wreckagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈrek·ɪdʒ/
what is ​left of something ​badlydamaged: Safety ​experts were ​studying the wreckage to ​find out what caused the ​crash.
(Definition of wreckage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wreckage" in Business English

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wreckagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈrekɪdʒ/
a ​situation in which something has been badly ​damaged or destroyed: The bank's ​directors should not be ​allowed to ​walk away from the ​financial wreckage they ​created.
the ​parts of a ​vehicle, ​building, etc. that remain after it has been badly ​damaged: Experts were ​sent to ​inspect the plane's wreckage.
(Definition of wreckage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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