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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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