• IPA: /ˈʃɪpɹɛk/


  1. A ship that has sunk or run aground so that it is no longer seaworthy.
  2. An event where a ship sinks or runs aground.
  3. (figurative) destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Timothy 1:19 ↗:
      Holding faith and a good conscience, which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.
    • It was upon an Indian bill that the late ministry had made shipwreck.
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shipwreck (shipwrecks, present participle shipwrecking; past and past participle shipwrecked)

  1. To wreck a boat through a collision or mishap.

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