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shipwreck

noun (n)

  • a wrecked ship (or a part of one) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an irretrievable loss (noun.event)
    Example:
    That was the shipwreck of their romance.
    source: wordnet30
  • an accident that destroys a ship at sea (noun.event)
    Synonym: wreck
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • ruin utterly (verb.social)
    Example:
    You have shipwrecked my career.
    source: wordnet30
  • suffer failure, as in some enterprise (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to experience shipwreck (verb.perception)
    Example:
    They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea.
    source: wordnet30
  • destroy a ship (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The vessel was shipwrecked.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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