shatter

Part of speech: verb

To break into many pieces; fall or fly in pieces; smash; shiver; break down body or mind.

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Usage examples "shatter":

  1. The contest went on, each striving to beat the other's mark, with blows that threatened to shatter the machine, till both were tired. - "Jonah", Louis Stone.
  2. Third is Eurytion, thy brother, O Pandarus, great in renown, thou who of old, when prompted to shatter the truce, didst hurl the first shaft amid the Achaeans. - "The Aeneid of Virgil", Virgil.
  3. Had Shatter known this? - "Underground", Suelette Dreyfus.