Meaning of “shatter” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /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.

to destroy something good, such as your confidence, hopes, or belief in something:

The accident completely shattered her confidence.

(Definition of “shatter” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)