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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wreck /ˈrɛk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreck v. t. & n. See 2d & 3d Wreak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreck, n.  [Written also wrack.]
 1. The destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves; shipwreck.
 Hard and obstinate
 As is a rock amidst the raging floods,
 'Gainst which a ship, of succor desolate,
 Doth suffer wreck, both of herself and goods.   --Spenser.
 2. Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
    The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.   --Addison.
    Its intellectual life was thus able to go on amidst the wreck of its political life.   --J. R. Green.
 3. The ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck.
 4. The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
 To the fair haven of my native home,
 The wreck of what I was, fatigued I come.   --Cowper.
 5. Law Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreck v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrecked p. pr. & vb. n. Wrecking.]
 1. To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.
    Supposing that they saw the king's ship wrecked.   --Shak.
 2. To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train.
 3. To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
 Weak and envied, if they should conspire,
 They wreck themselves.   --Daniel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wreck, v. i.
 1. To suffer wreck or ruin.
 2. To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation;
           "the house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to
           that quack I am a human wreck"
      2: an accident that destroys a ship at sea [syn: shipwreck]
      3: a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles);
         "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
         [syn: crash]
      4: a ship that has been destroyed at sea
      v : smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car" [syn:
           bust up, wrack]