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Synonyms for shipwreck

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. shipwrecknoun

    a wrecked ship (or a part of one)


  2. shipwrecknoun

    an irretrievable loss

    "that was the shipwreck of their romance"


  3. shipwreck, wreckverb

    an accident that destroys a ship at sea

    crash, wreck

  4. shipwreckverb

    ruin utterly

    "You have shipwrecked my career"

  5. shipwreckverb

    suffer failure, as in some enterprise

  6. shipwreckverb

    cause to experience shipwreck

    "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"

  7. shipwreckverb

    destroy a ship

    "The vessel was shipwrecked"

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shipwrecknoun

    wreck, ruin, perdition, destruction, miscarriage, overthrow, subversion, demolition

  2. shipwreckverb

    wreck, strand, flounder, cast away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shipwrecknoun

    wreckage, disaster, destruction, ruin, subversion, miscarriage

    Associated words:
    salvage, flotsam, jetsam, derelict, jettison

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "shipwreck":

    wreck, sinking, naufrage, wreckage, shipwrecks

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  1. Joel Dunn:

    They're sort of symbols for the Chesapeake Bay in a sense and a symbol for what the environmental movement can do when they put their minds to it, to be able to see them on every dock, post and shipwreck in the Chesapeake is heartening and a story of great educational value for the public at large.

  2. Matteo Salvini:

    The latest shipwreck is proof that if you reopen the ports more people will die.

  3. Dave Conlin:

    This kind of archaeological work is painstaking and difficult under any circumstances, but the physical conditions of this particular site — zero visibility, high currents and potential entanglements — made this an especially difficult shipwreck to work on.

  4. Charles de Gaulle:

    Old age is a shipwreck.

  5. Thomas Spijkerboer:

    Policymakers in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain said this kind of large-scale mission encourages people to cross and leads to more lives lost. But after the big shipwreck in April they changed their minds, they are now spending more money on something which a few months ago they said would cost lives. It's irresponsible to make these major policy decisions without asking whether the factual assumptions are right.

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