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English verb: shatter

1. shatter (change) break into many pieces


SamplesThe wine glass shattered.


ExamplesThe glass tubes shatter


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)burst, bust

2. shatter (change) damage or destroy


SamplesThe news of her husband's death shattered her life.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)damage

3. shatter (change) cause to break into many pieces


SamplesShatter the plate.


ExamplesThey shatter the glass tubes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break









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