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) the wreck of the industrylas ruinas de la industriaafter the party, the house was a wreckdespués de la fiesta, la casa era un verdadero caosare you still driving that old wreck? [colloquial]¿todavía andas en ese cacharro? [colloquial]the attack left him a physical wreckel ataque lo dejó hecho una ruinathe next morning I felt a complete wreckal día siguiente estaba hecho polvo [colloquial]he's a nervous wreck
- 3 (destruction) the wreck of the Titanicel naufragio del Titanicthe wreck of all my hopes [literary]el desmoronamiento de todas mis esperanzas [literary]
provocar el naufragio de
hacer descarrilar(car)the ship was wrecked on the rocks
destrozarel barco naufragó al chocar contra las rocasExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (damage)Example 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.
- 4 (spoil, ruin)(hopes/plans/chances)
echar por tierra(marriage/happiness)drinking wrecked her health/career
destrozarla bebida le arruinó la salud/la carrera
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