as in wreck
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

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verb

present participle of wreck
1
as in scuttling
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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as in destroying
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 9 Dec. 2022.

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