A car that has been crashed or a ship that has sunk is an example of a wreck.
A person who is disheveled, disorganized and in a sorry state is an example of a wreck.
When you cause a car to crash and be destroyed, this is an example of a situation where you wreck the car.
When you cause a relationship to fall apart and be destroyed, this is an example of a situation where you wreck the relationship.
Wrecked the car by hitting a tree.
A ship that wrecked on the rocks.
An argument that wrecked their friendship.
He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.
He wrecked the car in a collision.
That adulterous hussy wrecked my marriage!
Origin of wreck
- Middle English wrek from Anglo-Norman wrec of Scandinavian origin Old Norse rec wreckage
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition