[ UK /ʃˈætɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃætɝ/ ]
VERB
  1. damage or destroy
    The news of her husband's death shattered her life
  2. break into many pieces
    The wine glass shattered
  3. cause to break into many pieces
    shatter the plate
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How To Use shatter In A Sentence

  • Zaheer bowled a good length in the final overs and got one right in the blockhole to shatter the stumps of Sami and after that Moin was clean bowled by Balaji and India won by 40 runs with Pakistan allout for 253. Archive 2004-03-01
  • Rescue teams worked desperately to restore utilities in the area shattered by the hurricane.
  • The nearby street was littered with shattered vehicles, pieces of glass, bricks, mangled steel and scraps of clothing.
  • This creates an illusion that is shattered whenever adverse effects however rare are brought to light.
  • But I go nightclubbing, I dance, I really enjoy it and I try not to worry, although I know the next day I'm going to be absolutely shattered.
  • At times, however, music of great austerity and purity is shattered by painful, pounding discords.
  • The club is now looking forward to the forthcoming Wharfedale Championships and is hoping to shatter last year's record trophy haul.
  • They had to spend at least 18 months living in rented accommodation while their shattered homes were rebuilt.
  • The stores that faced out into the streets did so with wide, gaping maws created by the shattered state of their glass windows.
  • it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage
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