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shatter

[shat-er]
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.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English schateren < ?; cf. scatter

shatterer, noun
shatteringly, adverb
nonshatter, noun
nonshattering, adjective
unshattered, adjective


1. shiver, split, crack. See break.
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shatter (ˈʃætə)
 
vb
1.  to break or be broken into many small pieces
2.  (tr) to impair or destroy: his nerves were shattered by the torture
3.  (tr) to dumbfound or thoroughly upset: she was shattered by the news
4.  informal (tr) to cause to be tired out or exhausted
5.  an obsolete word for scatter
 
n
6.  obsolete, dialect or (usually plural) a fragment
 
[C12: perhaps obscurely related to scatter]
 
'shatterer
 
n
 
'shattering
 
adj
 
'shatteringly
 
adv

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shatter
early 14c., probably a variant of M.E. scateren (see scatter). Cf. O.Du. schetteren Low Ger. schateren.
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