Shatter
Shatter Shat"ter, v. i. To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied. [1913 Webster]

Some fragile bodies break but where the force is; some shatter and fly in many places. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Shatter — Shat ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shattering}.] [OE. schateren, scateren, to scatter, to dash, AS. scateran; cf. D. schateren to crack, to make a great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shatter — [shat′ər] vt. [ME schateren, var. of scateren, to SCATTER] 1. Obs. to scatter; strew 2. to break or burst into pieces suddenly, as with a blow 3. to damage severely; destroy or wreck [to shatter one s health] vi. to break or burst into pieces;… …   English World dictionary

  • Shatter — Shat ter, n. A fragment of anything shattered; used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shatter — (v.) early 14c., probably a variant of M.E. scateren (see SCATTER (Cf. scatter)). Cf. O.Du. schetteren Low Ger. schateren. Related: Shattered; shattering …   Etymology dictionary

  • shatter — vb shiver, *break, crack, burst, bust, snap Analogous words: demolish, *destroy: *ruin, wreck: rend, split, rive (see TEAR) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shatter — ► VERB 1) break suddenly and violently into pieces. 2) damage or destroy. 3) upset greatly. 4) (shattered) informal completely exhausted. DERIVATIVES shatterer noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

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