Translation of wreck in Spanish:
- 1 (ship)restos (masculine plural) del naufragio(vehicle)restos (masculine plural) del avión ( or tren etc) siniestradoExample sentences
- Plans to move the wreck of destroyer HMS Wakeful out of a shipping lane have been amended to allow the ship to safely remain where she sank during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.
- The wrecks of such ships have inevitably been targets for treasure-seekers.
- Everyone hopes to find the treasure hidden in the wreck, even though many doubt that it's there at all.
- The driver of the pickup, who walked away from the wreck of his vehicle, was also taken to hospital, where he received 12 stitches to his forehead.
- The station was a wreck when it was bought 18 years ago and the garden non-existent.
- It was like walking around at the site of a spaceship wreck - huge pieces of dismantled machinery everywhere.
- 2 (something, somebody ruined) See examples: the wreck of the industryafter the party, the house was a wrecklas ruinas de la industriaare you still driving that old wreck? [colloquial]después de la fiesta, la casa era un verdadero caosthe attack left him a physical wreck¿todavía andas en ese cacharro? [colloquial]the next morning I felt a complete wreckel ataque lo dejó hecho una ruinahe's a nervous wreckal día siguiente estaba hecho polvo [colloquial]
- 3 (destruction) See examples: the wreck of the Titanicthe wreck of all my hopes [literary]el naufragio del Titanicel desmoronamiento de todas mis esperanzas [literary]
- 4(crash) (American English)Example sentences
- A fatal car wreck late Sunday night forced investigators to close a southwest Valley intersection through Monday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
- Cars and bicyclists often are not looking for each other, which can lead to wrecks at intersections.
- Michigan's no-fault insurance law provides unlimited lifetime coverage for medical expenses tied to auto wrecks.
- 1.1(ship)provocar el naufragio dehacer naufragar(train)hacer descarrilar(car)the ship was wrecked on the rocks1.2 (damage)el barco naufragó al chocar contra las rocasExample sentences1.3 (demolish) 1.4 (spoil, ruin)
(hopes/plans/chances)echar por tierra(marriage/happiness)drinking wrecked her health/careerla bebida le arruinó la salud/la carreraExample sentences
- Holmes has spent most of her career cursing her luck after a string of injuries wrecked her chances of gold at major championships.
- Yet Larkham says that the rapid recovery of debutant lock Justin Harrison, whose career was almost wrecked by a similar injury last year, has been an inspiration to him in his darker moments.
- Keith Wood will be with the 41-man Irish squad on the tour but has no intention of playing in any of the three games after a season wrecked by injury.
- Iziko Museums in Cape Town have started off a project to find different slave ships that were wrecked along the South African coastline.
- His ship is wrecked and the passengers take to the long-boat.
- The approach to Jeddah is filled with dangerous reefs, and over the years several ships have been wrecked.
- Two serious accidents, destroying four vehicles and wrecking a house wall and a traffic light at the junction, have already occurred since the lights failed last Thursday morning.
- Photographs of the apparent aftermath - showing wrecked vehicles and dented police helmets - have since appeared on several Weblogs.
- That Nolan was there to play his part was a near-miracle in itself after the youngster's lucky escape from that morning's dramatic smash that wrecked his car.
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