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English definition of “shatter”

shatter

verb     /ˈʃætər/
BREAK [I, T] to break into very small pieces, or to make something break into very small pieces: Someone threw a stone at the car, shattering the windscreen.Tearing and breaking into pieces
DESTROY [T] to destroy something good, such as your confidence, hopes, or belief in something: The accident completely shattered her confidence.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of shatter verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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