how to pronounce wreck


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wreck is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of wreck in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… break a wreck you know couldn't be …”

meaning of wreck

Wreck means to cause great damage or destruction to something.

wreck frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word wreck occurs in english on average 7.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics wreck can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that wreck can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to wreck


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