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 for wrecking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wreck \Wreck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrecked; p. pr. & vb. n.
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     1. To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by
        driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to
        become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.
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              Supposing that they saw the king's ship wrecked.
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     2. To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to
        destroy, as a railroad train.
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     3. To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to
        balk of success, and bring disaster on.
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              Weak and envied, if they should conspire,
              They wreck themselves.                --Daniel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrecking \Wreck"ing\,
     a. & n. from Wreck, v.
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     Wrecking car (Railway), a car fitted up with apparatus and
        implements for removing the wreck occasioned by an
        accident, as by a collision.
     Wrecking pump, a pump especially adapted for pumping water
        from the hull of a wrecked vessel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the event of a structure being completely demolished and
           leveled [syn: razing, wrecking]
      2: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or
         ruined [syn: laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination,

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