a ship that has sunk or that has been very badly damaged
a car, plane, etc. that has been very badly damaged in an accident
Two passengers are still trapped in the wreck.
a person who is in a bad physical or mental condition
Physically, I was a total wreck.
The interview reduced him to a nervous wreck .
a vehicle, building, etc. that is in very bad condition
The house was a wreck when we bought it.
They still hoped to salvage something from the wreck of their marriage.
汽车 / 火车失事
a car/train wreck
to damage or destroy sth
The building had been wrecked by the explosion.
The road was littered with wrecked cars.
to spoil sth completely
The weather wrecked all our plans.
A serious injury nearly wrecked his career.
to damage a ship so much that it sinks or can no longer sail
The ship was wrecked off the coast of France.
These are all words that can be used when sth, especially a vehicle, hits sth else very hard and is damaged or destroyed.
( rather informal ) to hit an object or another vehicle, causing damage; to make a vehicle do this
I was terrified that the plane would crash.
to crash into sth with a lot of force; to make sth do this
The car skidded and slammed into a tree.
( rather formal ) (of two vehicles or people) to crash into each other; (of a vehicle or person) to crash into sb/sth else
The car and the van collided head-on in thick fog.
( rather informal ) to crash into sth with a lot of force; to make sth do this; to crash a car
Ramraiders smashed a stolen car through the shop window.
crash, slam or smash?
Crash is used particularly for vehicles and can be used without a preposition.
We're going to crash, aren't we?
In this meaning slam and smash always take a preposition.
They are used for a much wider range of things than just vehicles. Crash can also be used for other things, if used with a preposition.
He crashed down the telephone receiver.
to crash a vehicle and damage it so badly that it is not worth repairing