[ US /ˈʃɪpɹɛk/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɪpɹɛk/ ]
NOUN
  1. an accident that destroys a ship at sea
  2. an irretrievable loss
    that was the shipwreck of their romance
  3. a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
VERB
  1. ruin utterly
    You have shipwrecked my career
  2. cause to experience shipwreck
    They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea
  3. destroy a ship
    The vessel was shipwrecked
  4. suffer failure, as in some enterprise
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How To Use shipwreck In A Sentence

  • The dig, which began Monday, was a second priority for the divers, whose main goal was to survey the shipwreck site for storm damage.
  • With the help of his faithful spirit Ariel, Prospero conjures up a great storm causing a shipwreck on the shore nearby.
  • They offered a thanksgiving to God for their escape from the shipwreck.
  • Viola is shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria and, separated from her twin Sebastian, believes him drowned.
  • They gave the officers to understand that far from wishing to act as enemies, they were willing to afford the shipwrecked people all the assistance in their power; but these barbarians shewed, on all occasions, a perfidiousness which is peculiar to the inhabitants of these climates; when the brig had sent biscuit on shore, they seized the half of it, and a few moments after, sold it at an exorbitant price, to those from whom they had stolen it. Naufrage de la frigate la Méduse. English
  • The earliest written reference to Malta is in the biblical account of Saint Paul's shipwreck.
  • Most of the shipwrecks in the roadstead here are due to these south-eastern squalls.
  • It was like a shipwreck, where the resourceful child passenger becomes the first mate.
  • It was on such a ship that St Paul reached Italy after having been shipwrecked on Malta.
  • 'Omne ignotum pro magnifico,' you know, and my poor little reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid. Sole Music
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