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shipwrecknoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈʃɪp.rek/ us   /ˈʃɪp.rek/ also wreck
an accident in which a ship is destroyed or sunk at sea, especially by hitting rocks, 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 dangerous stretch of coastline.

shipwreckverb [T]

uk   /ˈʃɪp.rek/ 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 ship destroyed 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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