Wrack

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German [Term?]

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Noun[edit]

Wrack n ‎(genitive Wracks or Wrackes, plural Wracks or Wracke)

  1. wreck (e.g. ship, airplane)
    Das Wrack des Schiffs wurde mit Spezialkränen geborgen.
    The wreck of the ship was recovered with specialized cranes.
  2. wreck (physically and/or mentally unstable person)
    Während meiner Grippe war ich ein Wrack.
    During my flu, I was a wreck.
    Nach zwanzig Jahren Saufen war er ein Wrack.
    After twenty years of hard drinking, he was a wreck.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Wracks. The form Wracke is rare.

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