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shipwrecknoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈʃɪp.rek/ (also wreck)
an ​accident in which a ​ship is ​destroyed or ​sunk at ​sea, ​especially by ​hittingrocks, or a ​ship that has been ​destroyed or ​sunk in such an ​accident: The ​danger of shipwreck is much ​greater in ​fog. There have been many shipwrecks along this ​dangerousstretch of ​coastline.

shipwreckverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈʃɪp.rek/
to make someone ​suffer a shipwreck: They were shipwrecked off the ​coast of Newfoundland. a shipwrecked ​sailor
(Definition of shipwreck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shipwrecknoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈʃɪpˌrek/ (also wreck)
the ​destruction or ​sinking of a ​ship at ​sea, or a ​shipdestroyed this way: [C] Fog in the ​area caused many shipwrecks.
shipwreck
verb [T]  us   /ˈʃɪpˌrek/
The ​crew was shipwrecked off the ​coast of Newfoundland.
(Definition of shipwreck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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