Wrecked the car by hitting a tree.
A ship that wrecked on the rocks.
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.
An argument that wrecked their friendship.
Witnessed a wreck on the highway.
Walked away unharmed from the wreck.
Still driving that wreck of a car; living in a wreck of a house.
He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.
He wrecked the car in a collision.
That adulterous hussy wrecked my marriage!
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.
Other Word Forms
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