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Shipwreck

Ship´wreck`
n.1.The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves.
2.A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage.
3.Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.
v. t.1.To destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a tempest.
[imp. & p. p. Shipwrecked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shipwrecking.]
2.To cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck; as, to shipwreck a business.
Noun1.shipwreck - a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
2.shipwreck - an irretrievable loss; "that was the shipwreck of their romance"
3.shipwreck - an accident that destroys a ship at sea
Synonyms: wreck
Verb1.shipwreck - ruin utterly; "You have shipwrecked my career"
2.shipwreck - suffer failure, as in some enterprise
3.shipwreck - cause to experience shipwreck; "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"
4.shipwreck - destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"

SHIPWRECK. The loss of a vessel at sea, either. by being swallowed up by the waves, by running against another vessel or thing at sea, or on the coast. Vide Naufrage; Wreck.

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