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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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present participle of wreck
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 16 Apr. 2024.

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