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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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