Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
shipwreck /'ʃiprek/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (nghĩa bóng) sự sụp đổ, sự thất bại hoàn toàn
- the shipwreck of one's fortune: sự phá sản
- to make (suffer) shipwreck of one's hopes
shipwrecks|shipwrecked|shipwreckingnounAdvanced English Dictionary
+a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
+an irretrievable loss
+an accident that destroys a ship at sea
+suffer failure, as in some enterprise
+cause to experience shipwreck
+destroy a ship
1 [U, C] the loss or destruction of a ship at sea because of a storm or because it hits rocks, etc: They narrowly escaped shipwreck in a storm in the North Sea. + The shipwreck of the tanker has caused one of the worst oil spills in recent years.
2 [C] a ship that has been lost or destroyed at sea: The contents of shipwrecks belong to the state.
+ verb [VN] (be shipwrecked) to be left somewhere after the ship that you have been sailing in has been lost or destroyed at sea: They were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa.
shipwrecked adjective: a shipwrecked sailor
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