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.
A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage.
Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.
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.
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.
Total or partial loss of a ship due to an accident
a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
an irretrievable loss; "that was the shipwreck of their romance"
an accident that destroys a ship at sea
ruin utterly; "You have shipwrecked my career"
cause to experience shipwreck; "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"
destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"
the loss or destruction of a ship at sea
A ship that has sunk to the bottom of the sea or run aground so that it cannot move off where it has became stuck.