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uk   /ˈʃæt.ər/ us   /ˈʃæt̬.ɚ/
[I or T] to (cause something to) break suddenly into very small pieces: The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces. His leg was shattered in the accident.
[T] to end or severely damage something: The book shattered all her illusions about the Romans. Noisy motorbikes shattered the peace/calm/stillness.
suffix uk   / -ʃæt.ər.ɪŋ/ us   / -ʃæt̬.ɚ.ɪŋ/
a confidence-shattering defeat (= one which destroys confidence)
(Definition of shatter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shatterverb [I/T]

us   /ˈʃæt̬·ər/
to break suddenly or cause something to break suddenly into small pieces: [T] The earthquake shattered all the windows in the building.
fig. To shatter can also mean to end or damage: [T] The defeat shattered her confidence.
(Definition of shatter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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