They've wrecked so many lives, including their own, for . . . what?
When he approached the wrecked nest, Patterson saw one of the eaglets on the exposed ground near the base of the tree.
That same year, the group tried to sail to Ecuador, but its boat, the Harmony, was wrecked in a tropical storm.
The upside of the downturn is that the capitulation can come and the system—including the egos that wrecked it—can reboot.
The people who wrecked the American banking system walked away with multimillion-dollar severance packages.
We thought for a minute just after we were wrecked that we were to get help from a ship that passed us.
It is but a feeble destiny that is wrecked by passion, when it should be ennobled.
Angels would not be hurled from their spheres; worlds would not be wrecked; nor would heaven's foundations nod to their centre.
There was also an Englishman who worked his passage, having been the cooper of a whaler that was wrecked.
When he came to the one sent out by the boy whose car he had wrecked, he pondered over it for a long time.
early 13c., "goods cast ashore after a shipwreck, flotsam," from Anglo-French wrec, from Old Norse *wrek (cf. Norwegian, Icelandic rek) "wreck, flotsam," related to reka "to drive, push" (see wreak). The meaning "a shipwreck" is first recorded mid-15c.; that of "a wrecked ship" is from c.1500. General sense of "remains of anything that has been ruined" is recorded from 1713; applied by 1795 to dissipated persons.
"to destroy, ruin," c.1500, from wreck (n.). Related: Wrecked; wrecking. Earlier (12c.) it meant "drive out or away, remove;" also "take vengeance."
To complete; finish: Let's wrap the matter up now and call it a day (1926+)
A completion; a final treatment, summary,etc; recap: This is the 11:30 pm wrap-up of the news (1950s+)