Shipwreck meaning

shĭp'rĕk'
The remains of a wrecked ship; wreckage.
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The loss or destruction of a ship through storm, collision, going aground, etc.
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A complete failure or ruin.
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To cause to undergo shipwreck.
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To cause, as a result of a shipwreck, to be stranded in some desolate place, as a desert island.
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To destroy, ruin, or wreck.
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A ship that has sunk or run aground so that it is no longer seaworthy.

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An event where a ship sinks or runs aground.
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To wreck a boat through a collision or mishap.
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To ruin utterly.
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Any ruin, failure, or destruction.
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Origin of shipwreck

  • From Middle English schip-wracke, from Old English scipwræc (“jetsam"), equivalent to ship +"Ž wrack. Cognate with Scots schip-wrak (“to shipwreck", verb), Swedish skeppsvrak (“shipwreck").
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