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train wreck

Syllabification: train wreck

Definition of train wreck in English:

noun

1A collision or other accident involving a train: a relative was killed in the Humber river train wreck
1.1 informal A chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a peculiar fascination for observers: his train wreck of a private life guaranteed front-page treatment
More example sentences
  • What we're witnessing here in what was supposed to have been a championship season for Democrats is a potential train wreck.
  • Now she is considered a visual joke, a train wreck.
  • The long run of successes had quickly ended in a train wreck.

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