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shatter

shat·ter

shatter

 
 
pronunciation:
shae tr
part of speech: verb
inflections: shattered, shattering, shatters
definition 1: to break suddenly into small pieces.
The baseball shattered the window.
synonyms:
break, smash
similar words:
burst, bust, dash, disintegrate, splinter
definition 2: to ruin completely.
Bad weather shattered our plans.
synonyms:
destroy, ruin, wreck
similar words:
annihilate, break, damage, dash, devastate, impair, injure, smash
definition 3: to be broken into small pieces.
The dishes shattered as they hit the wall.
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synonyms:
break
similar words:
bust, disintegrate, smash, splinter
derivations: shatteringly (adv.), shatterer (n.)