Shatter



verb (used with object)
1.
to break (something) into pieces, as by a blow.
2.
to damage, as by breaking or crushing:
ships shattered by storms.
3.
to impair or destroy (health, nerves, etc.):
The incident shattered his composure.
4.
to weaken, destroy, or refute (ideas, opinions, etc.):
He wanted to shatter her illusions.
verb (used without object)
5.
to be broken into fragments or become weak or insubstantial.
noun
6.
Usually, shatters. fragments made by shattering.
verb
1.
to break or be broken into many small pieces
2.
(transitive) to impair or destroy: his nerves were shattered by the torture
3.
(transitive) to dumbfound or thoroughly upset: she was shattered by the news
4.
(transitive) (informal) to cause to be tired out or exhausted
5.
an obsolete word for scatter
noun
6.
(usually pl) (obsolete or dialect) a fragment

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