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shipwreck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shipwreck

  1. 1 the destruction or loss of a ship <the shipwreck of much of the Spanish Armada ended Spain's plans for invading England> Synonyms shipwrecking, wreck, wreckage, wrecking Related Words beaching, grounding, stranding; foundering, sinking; scuttling Near Antonyms recovery, salvage, salvaging

  2. 2 something that has failed <finally admitted that their marriage was a shipwreck and that the time had come to bail out> Synonyms bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, failure, turkey, washoutRelated Words also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner




shipwreck

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shipwreck

  1. to cause irreparable damage to (a ship) by running aground or sinking <the yachtsman fell asleep at the wheel and shipwrecked his ketch on the rocks> Synonyms strand, wreck Related Words beach; founder; scuttle Near Antonyms recover, salvage





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