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wrecking

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the destruction or loss of a ship
  • the wrecking of the freighter was one of the worst disasters ever on the Great Lakes

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wrecking

verb
present participle of wreck

Synonyms & Antonyms of wrecking (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause irreparable damage to (a ship) by running aground or sinking
  • many an unwary captain has wrecked his ship on the shoals that surround the island

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2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • most of the furniture on the ground floor was wrecked by the floodwaters

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“Wrecking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wrecking. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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