Simple Definition of shatter
: to break suddenly into many small pieces
: to damage (something) very badly
Full Definition of shatter
Examples of shatter
The rock shattered the window.
His dreams were shattered by their rejection.
The end of his marriage shattered him emotionally.
Origin of shatter
Middle English schateren — more at scatter
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of shatter
SHATTER Defined for Kids
Definition of shatter
1 : to break or fall to pieces <The window shattered.>
2 : to destroy or damage badly <The news shattered our hopes.>
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