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ship·wreck

 (shĭp′rĕk′)
n.
1.
a. The destruction of a ship, as by storm or collision.
b. The remains of a wrecked ship.
2. A complete failure or ruin.
tr.v. ship·wrecked, ship·wreck·ing, ship·wrecks
1.
a. To cause a ship to be destroyed, as by storm or collision.
b. To cause (a passenger or sailor on a ship) to suffer shipwreck.
2. To ruin utterly.

shipwreck

(ˈʃɪpˌrɛk)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the partial or total destruction of a ship at sea
2. (Nautical Terms) a wrecked ship or part of such a ship
3. ruin or destruction: the shipwreck of all my hopes.
vb (tr)
4. (Nautical Terms) to wreck or destroy (a ship)
5. to bring to ruin or destruction
[Old English scipwræc, from ship + wræc something driven by the sea; see wrack2]

ship•wreck

(ˈʃɪpˌrɛk)

n.
1. the destruction or loss of a ship, as by sinking.
2. the remains of a wrecked ship.
3. any ruin or destruction.
v.t.
4. to cause to suffer shipwreck.
5. to ruin; destroy.
v.i.
6. to suffer shipwreck.

shipwreck


Past participle: shipwrecked
Gerund: shipwrecking

Imperative
shipwreck
shipwreck
Present
I shipwreck
you shipwreck
he/she/it shipwrecks
we shipwreck
you shipwreck
they shipwreck
Preterite
I shipwrecked
you shipwrecked
he/she/it shipwrecked
we shipwrecked
you shipwrecked
they shipwrecked
Present Continuous
I am shipwrecking
you are shipwrecking
he/she/it is shipwrecking
we are shipwrecking
you are shipwrecking
they are shipwrecking
Present Perfect
I have shipwrecked
you have shipwrecked
he/she/it has shipwrecked
we have shipwrecked
you have shipwrecked
they have shipwrecked
Past Continuous
I was shipwrecking
you were shipwrecking
he/she/it was shipwrecking
we were shipwrecking
you were shipwrecking
they were shipwrecking
Past Perfect
I had shipwrecked
you had shipwrecked
he/she/it had shipwrecked
we had shipwrecked
you had shipwrecked
they had shipwrecked
Future
I will shipwreck
you will shipwreck
he/she/it will shipwreck
we will shipwreck
you will shipwreck
they will shipwreck
Future Perfect
I will have shipwrecked
you will have shipwrecked
he/she/it will have shipwrecked
we will have shipwrecked
you will have shipwrecked
they will have shipwrecked
Future Continuous
I will be shipwrecking
you will be shipwrecking
he/she/it will be shipwrecking
we will be shipwrecking
you will be shipwrecking
they will be shipwrecking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shipwrecking
you have been shipwrecking
he/she/it has been shipwrecking
we have been shipwrecking
you have been shipwrecking
they have been shipwrecking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shipwrecking
you will have been shipwrecking
he/she/it will have been shipwrecking
we will have been shipwrecking
you will have been shipwrecking
they will have been shipwrecking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shipwrecking
you had been shipwrecking
he/she/it had been shipwrecking
we had been shipwrecking
you had been shipwrecking
they had been shipwrecking
Conditional
I would shipwreck
you would shipwreck
he/she/it would shipwreck
we would shipwreck
you would shipwreck
they would shipwreck
Past Conditional
I would have shipwrecked
you would have shipwrecked
he/she/it would have shipwrecked
we would have shipwrecked
you would have shipwrecked
they would have shipwrecked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipwreck - a wrecked ship (or a part of one)shipwreck - a wrecked ship (or a part of one)  
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
2.shipwreck - an irretrievable loss; "that was the shipwreck of their romance"
ruination, ruin - an event that results in destruction
3.shipwreck - an accident that destroys a ship at sea
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
capsizing - (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
Verb1.shipwreck - ruin utterly; "You have shipwrecked my career"
ruin - destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
2.shipwreck - suffer failure, as in some enterprise
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
3.shipwreck - cause to experience shipwreck; "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"
water travel, seafaring - travel by water
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
4.shipwreck - destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

shipwreck

verb
To damage, disable, or destroy (a seacraft):
Translations
حُطَامُ السَّفِينَةسَفينَه مُحَطَّمَهغَرَق السَّفينَه، تَحَطُّم السَّفينَه
vrakztroskotání lodiztroskotání lodíztroskotat
skibsvragvragforlise
haaksirikkohaaksirikkoutuahylkyhaaksi
brodolom
bíîa skipbrotskipbrotskipsflak
難破
난파
stroskotanie lode
brodolom
skeppsbrott
เรือแตก
deniz kazasıdeniz kazasına uğramakdeniz/gemi kazasıgemi enkazı
vụ đắm tàu

shipwreck

[ˈʃɪprek]
A. N (= event) → naufragio m; (= wrecked ship) → buque m naufragado, nave f or embarcación f naufragada
B. VT to be shipwreckednaufragar
shipwrecked on a desert island [vessel] → naufragado en una isla desierta; [person] → náufrago en una isla desierta
a shipwrecked personun náufrago
a shipwrecked sailorun marinero náufrago
a shipwrecked vesselun buque naufragado

shipwreck

[ˈʃɪprɛk]
n
(= ship) → épave f
(= event) → naufrage m
vt
to be shipwrecked → faire naufrage

shipwreck

[ˈʃɪpˌrɛk]
1. n (ship) → relitto; (event) → naufragio
2. vt to be shipwreckednaufragare, fare naufragio

ship

(ʃip) noun
1. a large boat. The ship sank and all the passengers and crew were drowned.
2. any of certain types of transport that fly. a spaceship.
verbpast tense, past participle shipped
to send or transport by ship. The books were shipped to Australia.
ˈshipment noun
1. a load of goods sent by sea. a shipment of wine from Portugal.
2. the sending of goods by sea.
ˈshipper noun
a person who arranges for goods to be shipped. a firm of shippers.
ˈshipping noun
ships taken as a whole. The harbour was full of shipping.
ˈship-broker noun
1. an agent whose job is to buy or sell ships.
2. an insurance agent for ships.
ˈshipbuilder noun
a person whose business is the construction of ships. a firm of shipbuilders.
ˈshipbuilding noun
ˈshipowner noun
a person or company that owns a ship or ships.
ˌshipˈshape adjective
in good order. She left everything shipshape in her room when she left.
ˈshipwreck noun
1. the accidental sinking or destruction of a ship. There were many shipwrecks on the rocky coast.
2. a wrecked ship. an old shipwreck on the shore.
verb
We were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa.
ˈshipyard noun
a place where ships are built or repaired.
ship water
(of a boat) to let water in over the side. The boat shipped water and nearly capsized.

shipwreck

حُطَامُ السَّفِينَة ztroskotání lodi skibsvrag Schiffbruch ναυάγιο naufragio haaksirikko naufrage brodolom naufragio 難破 난파 schipbreuk skipsvrak wrak naufrágio кораблекрушение skeppsbrott เรือแตก deniz kazası vụ đắm tàu 海难
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