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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shipwreck  \Ship"wreck`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shipwrecked};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Shipwrecking}.] 
  1.  To  destroy,  as  a  ship  at  sea,  by  running  ashore  or  on 
  rocks  or  sandbanks,  or  by  the  force  of  wind  and  waves  in  a 
  Shipwrecking  storms  and  direful  thunders  break. 
  2.  To  cause  to  experience  shipwreck,  as  sailors  or 
  passengers.  Hence  to  cause  to  suffer  some  disaster  or 
  loss  to  destroy  or  ruin,  as  if  by  shipwreck;  to  wreck; 
  as  to  shipwreck  a  business.  --Addison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  suffering  the  misfortune  of  shipwreck;  "shipwrecked 
  sailors";  "castaways  marooned  on  a  desert  island" 
  [syn:  {castaway}] 
  2:  aground  as  a  consequence  of  a  shipwreck 

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