Examples of dreck in a Sentence
The movie was pure dreck.
he poured the dreck she called soup down the drain
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And yet what CNN’s audience is treated to is propagandized dreck.
Ambitious actors usually do dreck like this in order to be able to afford to make a movie like Black Swan.
The movie is twenty minutes too long, and most of those minutes are consumed, near the end, by pyrotechnic dreck.
But among all the dreck over the years, one movie-game has stood out as an unlikely example of quality: Spider-Man 2, released by Activision in 2004.
A decade later, this oddball video game subgenre finally arrived for home consoles in the form of dreck like the Sega CD’s Night Trap.
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Origin and Etymology of dreck
First Known Use: 1922See Words from the same year
Synonymschaff, deadwood, debris, garbage (also drek), dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, waste
Related Wordscrud, sewage, slop, swill, wash; detritus, remains, rubble, ruins; dump, scrap heap; lumber, odds and ends, trumpery; flotsam, jetsam, wreckage; castoff, cull, discard, hand-me-down, reject, throwaway; nothing, straw, two bits
Near Antonymscatch, gem, goody (or goodie), jewel, pearl, plum, prize, treasure, treasure trove, trove, valuable; booty, find, salvage
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