Posted on

Pronunciation of Wreck: Learn how to pronounce Wreck in English correctly

Learn how to say Wreck correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word wreck:

noun
1the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck:
the survivors of the wreck
a ship destroyed at sea:
the salvaging of treasure from wrecks
[mass noun] Law goods brought ashore by the sea from a wreck:
the profits of wreck
2something, especially a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed:
the plane was reduced to a smouldering wreck
figurative
the wreck of their marriage
North American a road or rail crash:
a train wreck
3a person whose physical or mental health or strength has failed:
the scandal left the family emotional wrecks
verb
[with object]
1cause the destruction of (a ship) by sinking or breaking up:
he was drowned when his ship was wrecked
involve (someone) in a shipwreck:
sailors who had the misfortune to be wrecked on these coasts
[no object] (usually as noun wrecking) chiefly historical cause the destruction of a ship in order to steal the cargo:
the locals reverted to the age-old practice of wrecking
[no object] archaic suffer or undergo shipwreck:
my letters were in one of the vessels that wreck’d
2destroy or severely damage (a structure, vehicle, or similar):
the blast wrecked 100 houses
spoil completely:
an eye injury wrecked his chances of a professional career
3 [no object] (usually as noun wrecking) chiefly North American engage in breaking up badly damaged vehicles or demolishing old buildings to obtain usable spares or scrap.
Origin:

Middle English (as a legal term denoting wreckage washed ashore): from Anglo-Norman French wrec, from the base of Old Norse reka ‘to drive’; related to wreak