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Definition of 'shipwreck'


  1. a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
  2. an irretrievable loss; "that was the shipwreck of their romance"
  3. an accident that destroys a ship at sea
       Synonyms: wreck


  1. ruin utterly; "You have shipwrecked my career"
  2. suffer failure, as in some enterprise
  3. cause to experience shipwreck; "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"
  4. destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"

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