the destruction or loss of a ship, as by sinking.
the remains of a wrecked ship.
destruction or ruin: the shipwreck of one's hopes.
to cause to suffer shipwreck.
to destroy; ruin.
to suffer shipwreck.
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How to use shipwreck in a sentence
There are hundreds of shipwrecks scattered up and down America’s eastern coastline, Taylor notes.Analyze This: Shipwrecks provide a home for bottom-dwelling fish | Carolyn Wilke | December 4, 2020 | Science News For Students
People often think of shipwrecks like these as time capsules, she says.Analyze This: Shipwrecks provide a home for bottom-dwelling fish | Carolyn Wilke | December 4, 2020 | Science News For Students
Nor was Robert Redford for his towering, largely dialogue-less turn as a stoic, shipwrecked badass in All is Lost.Why Leonardo DiCaprio, Who Wows in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Deserves to (Finally) Win An Oscar | Marlow Stern | February 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Philippines News, the girls get shipwrecked and dive straight into all sorts of hijinks.Empire of the Sun & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO) | Jean Trinh | May 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Twelfth Night, twins again, this time male and female, are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, each believing the other dead.
As the hours passed, Lehman worried about their increasingly late start—she'd been shipwrecked on these waters before.
A couple of years afterwards he was shipwrecked going round the coast on the Masbate.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Menendez, on hearing of this, immediately marched in search of the shipwrecked crew, numbering nearly one hundred men.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
With his bark engulfed, no fate awaited him but to perish of hunger and cold, like the poor shipwrecked sailor on "The Man Rock."Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
This was the second rescue of shipwrecked crew and passengers that I had made, and I felt a little too proud of it, I suppose.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
His trials lasted two years more, after which he became a sailor, was shipwrecked and carried back to Cracow.
British Dictionary definitions for shipwreck
the partial or total destruction of a ship at sea
a wrecked ship or part of such a ship
ruin or destruction: the shipwreck of all my hopes
to wreck or destroy (a ship)
to bring to ruin or destruction
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