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Definition of Shipwreck
Shipwreck Ship"wreck`, n.
1. The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other
vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks,
shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves.
2. A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts
of such a ship; wreckage. --Dryden.
3. Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.
Holding faith and a good conscience, which some
having put away concerning faith have made
shipwreck. --1 Tim. 1.
It was upon an Indian bill that the late ministry
had made shipwreck. --J. Morley.
ShipwreckShipwreck Ship"wreck`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shipwrecked; p.
pr. & vb. n. Shipwrecking.]
1. To destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on
rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a
Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break.
2. To cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or
passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or
loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck;
as, to shipwreck a business. --Addison.
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