break into many pieces
"The wine glass shattered"
damage or destroy
"The news of her husband's death shattered her life"
cause to break into many pieces
"shatter the plate"
to violently break something into pieces.
to destroy or disable something.
to smash, or break into tiny pieces.
to dispirit or emotionally defeat
Origin: scateren. Cognate with Albanian shkatërroj,shkatrroj.
to break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning
to disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered
to scatter about
to be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied
a fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters
Origin: [OE. schateren, scateren, to scatter, to dash, AS. scateran; cf. D. schateren to crack, to make a great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack. Cf. Scatter.]
Shatter is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Morlocks #1, created by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shat′ėr, v.t. to break or dash to pieces: to crack: to disorder: to render unsound.—v.i. to break into fragments.—n. a fragment: impaired state.—adjs. Shatt′er-brained, -pā′ted, disordered in intellect; Shatt′ery, brittle. [Scatter.]
The numerical value of shatter in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of shatter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Shatter the limits in your mind and you shatter the limits in your life.
You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark!" (El Filibusterismo)
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact in suffering the animals are our equals.
The purpose of that kind of bomb is to shred flesh, shatter bone, set people on fire and cause people to suffer painful deaths.
We've all seen how a soprano can shatter a glass with the pitch of her voice, instead of using sound waves, we use the swirls generated in the structure by the wind.
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- astillar, hacer añicos, quebrantar, estrellarSpanish
- réduire en miettes, fracasser, voler en éclats, éclaterFrench
- spaccare, sconquassare, fracassare, ridurre in mille pezziItalian
- aan diggelen slaan, verbrijzelenDutch
- разбивать, разбиться, разбить, разбиватьсяRussian
- krossa, krasa, kraschaSwedish
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