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shipwrecks

noun
plural of shipwreck

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(Entry 1 of 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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shipwrecks

verb
present tense third-person singular of shipwreck

Synonyms & Antonyms of shipwrecks (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Shipwrecks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shipwrecks. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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