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wreckverb [T]

us   /rek/
to destroy or badly damage something: The explosion wrecked one house and shattered nearby windows. A prison record would wreck his chances of becoming a lawyer.

wrecknoun [C]

us   /rek/
a vehicle or ship that has been destroyed or badly damaged
A wreck can also be something that is badly in need of repair: We bought this old wreck of a house and fixed it up.
A person who is described as a wreck is in bad physical or mental condition: Coping with three kids and a mother in the hospital, she’s a nervous wreck.
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"wreck" in British English

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wreckverb [T]

uk   /rek/ us   /rek/

wrecknoun [C]

uk   /rek/ 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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"wreck" in Business English

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wreckverb [T]

uk   /rek/ us  
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.

wrecknoun [C]

uk   /rek/ us  
something that has been destroyed or badly damaged: The property is a wreck.
(Definition of wreck from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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