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Noun: shipwreck  'ship,rek
  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
    - wreck
Verb: shipwreck  'ship,rek
  1. Cause to experience shipwreck
    "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea";
    - wreck
  2. Destroy a ship
    "The vessel was shipwrecked"
  3. Suffer failure, as in some enterprise
  4. Ruin utterly
    "You have shipwrecked my career"

Derived forms: shipwrecked, shipwrecking, shipwrecks

Type of: accident, destroy, fail, go wrong, miscarry, ruin, ruination, ship, subject

Encyclopedia: Shipwreck