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wreck /rek/
  • danh từ
    • sự phá hỏng, sự tàn phá, sự phá hoại; sự sụp đổ
      • the storm caused many wrecks: cơn bão đã gây nhiều tàn phá
      • to go to wreck: sụp đổ, đổ nát
      • the wreck of his hopes: sự sụp đỏ tất cả hy vọng của nó
    • vật đổ nát; gạch vụn
      • to search the corpses among the wrecks: tìm xác chết trong đống gạch vụn
    • (hàng hải) xác tàu chìm; tàu chìm
    • vật trôi giạt
      • shores are strewn with wrecks: bờ biển đầy những vật trôi giạt
    • người suy nhược, người tàn phế
      • he is the wreck of his former self: nó chỉ còn là một con người tàn phế không còn phong độ xưa nữa
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm hỏng, phá hoại, làm tan vỡ, làm sụp đổ (hy vọng); làm thất bại ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
      • to wreck someone's hope: làm sụp đổ hy vọng của ai
      • to wreck a plan: làm thất bại một kế hoạch
    • (hàng hải) làm đắm (tàu)
    • lầm trật đường ray; làm đổ (ô tô); phá huỷ (một toà nhà)
    • nội động từ
      • bị sụp đổ, bị tan vỡ (hy vọng...)
      • đắm, chìm, bị đánh đắm (tàu)
      • bị làm trật đường ray; bị đổ (ô tô)
    Concise Dictionary
    +something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    +an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    +a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    +a ship that has been destroyed at sea
    +smash or break forcefully
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 destroy, ruin, devastate, demolish, smash, shatter, spoil, dash (to pieces), reduce to nothing, turn into scrap, annihilate:
    He drove my motor-bike into a tree and wrecked it.
    2 sink, scuttle, run aground, founder, capsize:
    The ship was wrecked on a reef near Rarotonga.
    3 hulk, shipwreck, ruins:
    The wreck finally rusted away to nothing.
    4 mess, disaster, ruin; havoc:
    That man made a wreck of her life.
    5 destruction, loss, sinking, devastation, foundering, grounding, capsize, capsizing, disabling, disablement, wrecking; demolition, demolishing, levelling, tearing down, razing, pulling down, obliteration:
    The wreck of the Titanic was a major news event in 1912. The wreck of the old tower block is scheduled for next month.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a ship that has sunk or that has been very badly damaged
    See also - SHIPWRECK
    2 a car, plane, etc. that has been very badly damaged in an accident: Two passengers are still trapped in the wreck. + She was pulled from the burning wreck by firefighters.
    3 [usually sing.] (informal) a person who is in a bad physical or mental condition: Physically, I was a total wreck. + The experience left her an emotional wreck. + The interview reduced him to a nervous wreck.
    4 (informal) a vehicle, building, etc. that is in very bad condition: The house was a wreck when we bought it. + (figurative) They still hoped to salvage something from the wreck of their marriage.
    5 (AmE) = CRASH: a car / train wreck
    + verb [VN]
    1 to damage or destroy sth: The building had been wrecked by the explosion. + The road was littered with wrecked cars.
    2 ~ sth (for sb) to spoil sth completely: The weather wrecked all our plans. + A serious injury nearly wrecked his career.
    3 [usually passive] to damage a ship so much that it sinks or can no longer sail: The ship was wrecked off the coast of France.
    See also - SHIPWRECK
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 of a ship


    discover, find, locate
    Divers were sent down to try and locate the wreck.
    | raise, salvage
    They're going to try and raise the wreck from the sea bed.
    | salvage sth from | escape (from)


    in a/the ~
    They are worried about the oil still in the wreck.
    | on a/the ~
    Heavy seas prevented salvage teams from landing on the wreck.
    | ~ of
    the wreck of the Titanic

    2 of a car/plane


    total | crumpled | blazing, burning
    Explosions ripped through the blazing wreck.


    be trapped in
    Two passengers are still trapped in the wreck.

    3 of a person/thing


    absolute, complete, total | emotional, nervous
    The interview reduced him to a nervous wreck.
    | gibbering, quivering, shaking, whimpering
    I always turn into a gibbering wreck at interviews.
    | physical


    feel, look
    I hadn't slept for two days, and I felt a complete physical wreck.
    | reduce sb to | escape (from) | salvage sth from


    ~ of
    They still hoped to salvage something from the wreck of their marriage.



    completely, totally
    A bomb completely wrecked the building.
    | almost, nearly | effectively


    threaten to
    a crisis that threatens to wreck the peace talks

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