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Definition 1: a wrecked ship (or a part of one) - [noun denoting artifact]

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: an accident that destroys a ship at sea - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for shipwreck in the sense of this definition

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

(... is a kind of shipwreck ) (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water

Definition 3: an irretrievable loss - [noun denoting event]

Samples where shipwreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that was the shipwreck of their romance

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) an event that results in destruction

Definition 4: destroy a ship - [verb of contact]

Samples where shipwreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The vessel was shipwrecked

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

Definition 5: cause to experience shipwreck - [verb of perception]

Samples where shipwreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(shipwreck belongs to category ...) travel by water

Samples where shipwreck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You have shipwrecked my career

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) destroy or cause to fail

"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

(shipwreck is a kind of ...) be unsuccessful

"Where do today's public schools fail?" "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

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