Wreck vs. Reck

By Jaxson

  • Reck

    Reck is a surname. It may refer to:

    Eduardo Reck Miranda (born 1963), Brazilian composer

    Hans Reck (1886 – 1937), German volcanologist and paleontologist

    John Reck (20th century), Alaskan politician

    Marie-Sophie Reck (born 1980), United Nations official

    Oliver Reck (born 1965), German football goalkeeper

    Paulette Reck (born c. 1948), Miss Maryland USA 1968

    Stefan Reck (born 1954), German television actor

    Cervantes Reck (born 1963), American actor

  • Wreck (noun)

    Something or someone that has been ruined.

    “He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.”


  • Wreck (noun)

    The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down.

  • Wreck (noun)

    An event in which something is damaged through collision.

  • Wreck (noun)

    Goods, etc. cast ashore by the sea after a shipwreck.

  • Wreck (verb)

    To destroy violently; to cause severe damage to something, to a point where it no longer works, or is useless.

    “He wrecked the car in a collision.”

    “That adulterous hussy wrecked my marriage!”

  • Wreck (verb)

    To ruin or dilapidate.

  • Wreck (verb)

    (Australia) To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts.

  • Wreck (verb)

    To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.

  • Reck (verb)

    To make account of; to care for; to heed, regard, consider.

  • Reck (verb)

    To concern, to be important or earnest.

    “Hit ne recketh! (= It recks not!)”

  • Reck (verb)

    To think.

  • Wreck (noun)

    the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck

    “the survivors of the wreck”

  • Wreck (noun)

    a ship destroyed at sea

    “the salvaging of treasure from wrecks”

  • Wreck (noun)

    goods brought ashore by the sea from a wreck

    “the profits of wreck”

  • Wreck (noun)

    something, especially a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed

    “the wreck of their marriage”

    “the plane was reduced to a smouldering wreck”

  • Wreck (noun)

    a road or rail crash

    “a train wreck”

  • Wreck (noun)

    a person whose physical or mental health or strength has failed

    “the scandal left the family emotional wrecks”

  • Wreck (verb)

    cause the destruction of (a ship) by sinking or breaking up

    “he was drowned when his ship was wrecked”

  • Wreck (verb)

    involve (someone) in a shipwreck

    “sailors who had the misfortune to be wrecked on these coasts”

  • Wreck (verb)

    cause the destruction of a ship in order to steal the cargo

    “the locals reverted to the age-old practice of wrecking”

  • Wreck (verb)

    suffer or undergo shipwreck

    “my letters were in one of the vessels that wreck’d”

  • Wreck (verb)

    destroy or severely damage (a structure, vehicle, or similar)

    “the blast wrecked 100 houses”

  • Wreck (verb)

    spoil completely

    “an eye injury wrecked his chances of a professional career”

  • Wreck (verb)

    engage in breaking up badly damaged vehicles or demolishing old buildings to obtain usable spares or scrap.

  • Reck (verb)

    pay heed to something

    “ye reck not of lands or goods”

  • Reck (verb)

    it is of importance

    “what recks it?”

Oxford Dictionary

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