Definition Of shatter


break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces.

bullets riddled the bar top, glasses shattered, bottles exploded

upset (someone) greatly.

everyone was shattered by the news

Example Of shatter

  • A shatteringly intense dissection of British mismanagement is promised at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from Wednesday to Saturday.

  • A fire a few months after opening your own pub pretty much shatters your confidence.

  • A woman who claimed that her confidence was shattered while working as a dental practice manager has had her case thrown out by an employment tribunal.

  • An individual may need a crisis to shatter his ego and thereby overwhelm the yetzer hara.

  • And I don't think he knows about the bottle of ketchup that met an ignominious end on that carpet when my brothers decided to test the shatterproof claim on the ketchup bottle.

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