Shipwrecking
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 tempest. [1913 Webster]

Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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