from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Drunk or intoxicated.
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- adj. destroyed in an accident etc
- adj. drunk
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of wreck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. destroyed in an accident
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There were many cars and trucks on the roadside, wrecked from the bombing of the day.
What will be wrecked is the health care corporations.
I just knew they lived in wrecked farmhouses, and though they did a few typically student-like thingsargued over books, worked on the occasional essay, fell in and out of lovethere was no college campus or teacher anywhere in sight.
Hamlin wrecked in qualifying to miss the 2008 event, then sat out last season.
Thousands of residents crouched for hours in wrecked apartments as bullets zinged around them.
And they did take office, in spite of the statement of the President, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, that he would only allow a Minister to take office on the understanding that the Constitution would be wrecked from the inside by their doing so.
At the end of half a day's fighting, the patrolmen had drawn off in wrecked boats, with one of their number killed and three wounded.
He saw himself, in short, wrecked on the razor-backed shelving rocks of misery.
Her own right hand with a pen in it, filling up six yellow cards in pleasurable block capitals; Mrs. Adie sitting up as straight as a ramrod under the fitter's hands, betraying no signs of the apprehension which Mrs. Miniver knew she must be feeling about her false fringe; Gladys's rueful giggle as her elaborate coiffure came out partially wrecked from the ordeal; the look of sudden realization in Judy's eyes just before her face was covered up; the back of Toby's neck, the valley deeper than usual because his muscles were taut with distaste (he had a horror of rubber in any form); a very small child bursting into a wail of dismay on catching sight of its mother disguised in a black snout; the mother's muffled reassurances -- It's on'y Mum, duck.
Zacharias continued, "The Potsdam Declaration, in short, wrecked everything we had been working for to prevent further bloodshed ...
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