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"wreckage" in British English

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wreckagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈrek.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈrek.ɪdʒ/
C2 a badly damaged object or the separated parts of a badly damaged object: 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 failed marriage.

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"wreckage" in American English

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wreckagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈrek·ɪdʒ/
what is left of something badly damaged: Safety experts were studying the wreckage to find out what caused the crash.
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"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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