Synonyms of wreck in English:


See definition of wreck


1‘heavy seas prevented salvage teams from landing on the wreck’


shipwreck, sunken ship, sunken vessel, derelict, hulk

shell, skeleton, hull, frame

2‘the wreck of a stolen car’


wreckage, debris, detritus, remainder

ruins, remains, remnants, fragments, pieces, relics

3‘his voyage ended in the wreck of his ship off Greece’


destruction, sinking, wrecking

devastation, ruination, ruin, demolition, smashing, shattering, disintegration


1‘she knew who had wrecked her car’


demolish, crash, smash, smash up, ruin, damage, damage beyond repair, destroy, break up, dismantle, vandalize, deface, desecrate, sabotage, leave in ruins

informal write off

British informal prang

North American informal trash, total

2‘he was drowned when his ship was wrecked’


shipwreck, sink, capsize, run aground, break up

3‘the crisis had wrecked his plans for the week’


ruin, spoil, disrupt, undo, mar, play havoc with, make a mess of, put an end to, end, bring to an end, put a stop to, prevent, frustrate, blight, crush, quell, quash, dash, destroy, scotch, shatter, devastate, demolish, sabotage

informal mess up, screw up, louse up, foul up, make a hash of, do in, put paid to, put the lid on, put the kibosh on, stymie, queer, nix, banjax, blow a hole in

British informal scupper, dish, throw a spanner in the works of

North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of

Australian informal euchre, cruel

archaic bring to naught