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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A boat that has run aground (or a part of one); An accident that destroys a boat at sea; An irretrievable loss v. - Destroy a boat; Suffer failure, as in some enterprise; Ruin utterly.

Usage examples (37)
  • That was the shipwreck of their romance
  • But no dialogue between man and wife in extremis could be more pathetic than that in the scene where shipwreck is imminent.
  • Mr Ndoro said the shipwreck was a very important find for Africa.
  • No, the one that licked me was a lifeboat after a shipwreck, that is. for more
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