shipwreck

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From Middle English schip-wracke, from Old English scipwræc (jetsam), equivalent to ship +‎ wrack. Cognate with Scots schip-wrak (to shipwreck, verb), Swedish skeppsvrak (shipwreck). Modern form is due to influence from wreck.

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shipwreck (countable and uncountable, plural shipwrecks)

  1. A ship that has sunk or run aground so that it is no longer seaworthy.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  2. An event where a ship sinks or runs aground.
  3. (figurative) destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss

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shipwreck (third-person singular simple present shipwrecks, present participle shipwrecking, simple past and past participle shipwrecked)

  1. To wreck a boat through a collision or mishap.

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