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shipwreck

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1 the destruction or loss of a ship

  • the shipwreck of much of the Spanish Armada ended Spain's plans for invading England
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2 something that has failed

  • finally admitted that their marriage was a shipwreck and that the time had come to bail out
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shipwreck

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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
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