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English definition of “shipwreck”

shipwreck

noun [C/U]    /ˈʃɪpˌrek/ (also wreck)
the destruction or sinking of a ship at sea, or a ship destroyed this way: [C] Fog in the area caused many shipwrecks. shipwreck    /ˈʃɪpˌrek/ verb [T] The crew was shipwrecked off the coast of Newfoundland.
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