wreck

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɛk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rek)

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wreck

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [boat, car, plane, train] wreck
  2. the wreck of a [boat]
  3. [survivors, casualties] of the wreck
  4. working to [clear, remove] the wreck
  5. [pulled, wrenched, freed] [from, out of] the wreck
  6. cut free from the wreck of the [car]
  7. sent (in) to [observe, investigate, clear] the wreck
  8. the [house, property, building] was a wreck
  9. left the [house] in a wreck
  10. the [stress, workload] left him a wreck
  11. this [stress] is making me a wreck
  12. you need to [rest, settle down]. You're a wreck
  13. [turned into, became] a nervous wreck
  14. was a nervous wreck [before, during] the interview
  15. their marriage has become a wreck
  16. a wreck of a marriage
  17. the wreck of their [hopes, plans, ambitions]
v
  1. wreck a [house, village, building]
  2. the [hurricane, floods, vandals] wrecked the [building, place]
  3. wrecked by [vandals, rioters]
  4. the ship was wrecked [near the coast, off the cape, by an iceberg]
  5. [the sailors, the crew, they] were wrecked
  6. he wrecked the [car, motorbike, speedboat]
  7. the [car] was [totally, completely] wrecked
  8. wreck your [chances, career, hopes]
  9. [injury, late decision] wrecked her [chances]
  10. wrecked his [ankle, knee]
  11. wrecked it for [everyone, the rest of us, me]
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