Wreck vs Destroyed - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between wreck and destroyed
is that wreck
is to destroy violently; to cause severe damage to something, to a point where it no longer works, or is useless while destroyed
As a noun wreck
is something or someone that has been ruined.
As an adjective destroyed is
(ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Something or someone that has been ruined.
The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down.
- He was an emotional wreck after the death of his wife.
An event in which something is damaged through collision.
- To the fair haven of my native home, / The wreck of what I was, fatigued I come.
- the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds
* J. R. Green
- Hard and obstinate / As is a rock amidst the raging floods, / 'Gainst which a ship, of succour desolate, / Doth suffer wreck , both of herself and goods.
(legal) Goods, etc. cast ashore by the sea after a shipwreck.
- Its intellectual life was thus able to go on amidst the wreck of its political life.
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!
To ruin or dilapidate.
(Australia) To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts.
To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on.
- Supposing that they saw the king's ship wrecked .
- Weak and envied, if they should conspire, / They wreck themselves.
* See also
(Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.