v. t. & n.
- See 2d & 3d Wreak.
- 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.
- Destruction or injury of anything, especially by
violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
- 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.
- The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
- Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the
land by the sea.
- 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.
- To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to
destroy, as a railroad train.
- To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to
balk of success, and bring disaster on.
- To suffer wreck or ruin.
- To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or