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.

    The Greek Campaign

  • What will be wrecked is the health care corporations.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • 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.

    A Conversation with Kazuo Ishiguro about Never Let Me Go

  • Hamlin wrecked in qualifying to miss the 2008 event, then sat out last season.

    Denny Hamlin edges Kyle Busch in Darlington Nationwide race

  • Thousands of residents crouched for hours in wrecked apartments as bullets zinged around them.

    Upsurge and massacre in Mexico 1968: part 2 blood at Tlatelolco

  • 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.

    Changing India

  • 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.

    The King of the Greeks

  • He saw himself, in short, wrecked on the razor-backed shelving rocks of misery.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII

  • 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.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • Zacharias continued, "The Potsdam Declaration, in short, wrecked everything we had been working for to prevent further bloodshed ...

    Sheldon Drobny: God Damn America's Media: Rev. Wright's Comment On Hiroshima


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