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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ship·wreck /-ˌrɛk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ship·wreck n.
 1. The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves.
 2. A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage.
 3. Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.
    Holding faith and a good conscience, which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.   --1 Tim. 1. 19.
    It was upon an Indian bill that the late ministry had made shipwreck.   --J. Morley.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 tempest.
    Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break.   --Shak.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
      2: an irretrievable loss; "that was the shipwreck of their
      3: an accident that destroys a ship at sea [syn: wreck]
      v 1: ruin utterly; "You have shipwrecked my career"
      2: suffer failure, as in some enterprise
      3: cause to experience shipwreck; "They were shipwrecked in one
         of the mysteries at sea"
      4: destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"