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shatter

shat·ter

shatter

 
 
pronunciation:
shae tr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shattered, shattering, shatters
definition 1: to break (something) suddenly, esp. into small pieces.
The baseball shattered the car's windshield.
synonyms:
break, shiver, smash
similar words:
burst, bust, dash, disintegrate, fragment, pulverize, splinter
definition 2: to destroy completely.
The disease shattered the child's health.These rumors will shatter your reputation.His rejection from law school shattered his dream.
synonyms:
demolish, destroy, ruin, wreck
similar words:
annihilate, break, damage, dash, devastate, impair, injure, pulverize, smash
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be broken into small pieces.
The mirror shattered.
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synonyms:
break, shiver, sunder
similar words:
bust, disintegrate, fragment, smash, splinter
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derivations: shatteringly (adv.), shatterer (n.)