ship•wreckPronunciation: (ship'rek"), [key]
the destruction or loss of a ship, as by sinking.
the remains of a wrecked ship.
destruction or ruin: the shipwreck of one's hopes.
to cause to suffer shipwreck.
to destroy; ruin.
to suffer shipwreck.
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