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Meaning of shipwreck

ship•wreck

Pronunciation: (ship'rek"), [key]
— n.
  1. the destruction or loss of a ship, as by sinking.
  2. the remains of a wrecked ship.
  3. destruction or ruin: the shipwreck of one's hopes.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to suffer shipwreck.
  2. to destroy; ruin.
—v.i.
  1. to suffer shipwreck.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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