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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To smash, break into little pieces. Also: To destroy one's self-esteem.

Usage examples (36)
  • You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, but the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
  • shatter the plate
  • But I have heard a certain word shatter the chant divine,
  • The over-run attempt was an attempt at a "shatter". for more
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