Synonyms of wreck in English:


See US English definition of wreck

See UK English definition of wreck

See Spanish definition of accidente


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