Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Relating to the work of removing wreckage, as on a railway, of saving wrecked vessels or their cargoes, or of tearing down old buildings; also, such work itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from wreck, v.
  • (Railway) a car fitted up with apparatus and implements for removing the wreck occasioned by an accident, as by a collision.
  • a pump especially adapted for pumping water from the hull of a wrecked vessel.

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  • verb Present participle of wreck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

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Examples

  • HARRIS: Heidi, look, this next story gives new meaning to the term wrecking ball.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2007

  • He says:It's a simple answer for most of them: to get them into workHe rejects the amendment, which he calls a "wrecking amendment" designed to make a policy unworkable: "It's the same as not having a cap at all."

    Welfare reform bill: household benefit cap Lords debate - Monday 23 January

  • In New York, Western delegations rejected what they called "wrecking amendments" by Russia to add language blaming the opposition along with the government for violence and diluting calls for Syria to withdraw its security forces from cities.

    Reuters: Top News

  • In New York, Western delegations rejected what they called "wrecking amendments" by Russia to add language blaming the opposition along with the government for violence and diluting calls for Syria to withdraw its security forces from cities.

    Reuters: Top News

  • In New York, Western delegations rejected what they called "wrecking amendments" by Russia to add language blaming the opposition along with the government for violence and diluting calls for Syria to withdraw its security forces from cities.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In New York, Western delegations rejected what they called "wrecking amendments" by Russia to add language blaming the opposition along with the government for violence and diluting calls for Syria to withdraw its security forces from cities.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • I'm running for the Senate to stop Wall Street from ever again wrecking the Florida economy.

    New candidate in crazy Florida Senate race

  • It takes two to tango and I believe that that woman aided and abetted in wrecking Father's Day.

    Sanford releases statement: 'I ask for your forgiveness'

  • Furthermore, it's funny how the same Republicans that blamed Clinton for economic four years after he left office now think that the economy that THEY spent 8 years wrecking is now all Obama's fault six months after he took office.

    Top House Republican slams Obama over stimulus, jobs

  • Goldman Sachs was a key player in wrecking our economy and causing thousands of Arkansans to lose their jobs and their homes.

    Lincoln will not return Goldman Sachs donations

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