Definitions of shipwreck
  1. noun
    a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
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    type of:
    a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  2. noun
    an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    synonyms: wreck
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    (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
    type of:
    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
  3. noun
    an irretrievable loss
    “that was the shipwreck of their romance”
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    type of:
    ruin, ruination
    an event that results in destruction
  4. verb
    cause to experience shipwreck
    “They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea”
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    type of:
    cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
  5. verb
    destroy a ship
    “The vessel was shipwrecked
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    type of:
    destroy, ruin
    destroy completely; damage irreparably
  6. verb
    ruin utterly
    “You have shipwrecked my career”
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    type of:
    destroy or cause to fail
  7. verb
    suffer failure, as in some enterprise
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    type of:
    fail, go wrong, miscarry
    be unsuccessful
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