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ˈʃæt ərshat·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  1. shatter

    To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.

    Synonyms:
    bankrupt, break, burst, cashier, crack, crush, demolish, destroy, fracture, rend, rive, rupture, sever, shiver, smash, split, sunder, transgress

    Antonyms:
    attach, bind, fasten, join, mend, secure, solder, unite, weld

    Preposition:
    Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shatter

    Synonyms:
    split, dissipate, disrupt, derange, break in pieces, rend, demolish, shiver, dismember, disintegrate

    Antonyms:
    construct, organize, collocate, fabricate, compose, rear, constitute

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shatterverb

    break into many pieces

    "The wine glass shattered"

  2. shatterverb

    damage or destroy

    "The news of her husband's death shattered her life"

  3. shatterverb

    cause to break into many pieces

    "shatter the plate"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shatterverb

    Synonyms:
    shiver, break in pieces, dash into fragments

  2. shatterverb

    Synonyms:
    disorder, derange, make insane

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shatterverb

    Synonyms:
    shiver, demolish, disorder, derange

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "shatter":

    break, breeze

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How to use shatter in a sentence?

  1. George Walker Bush:

    Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  2. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will gather forces in Israel and around the world to shatter the lies of our enemies, and we will fight for Israel's right to live in peace and security, to live at all.

  3. Dmytro Kuleba:

    Economically, because of sanctions that will be slammed on Russia immediately. Militarily, because we are not the country that will give up. This is our land, we will be defending it, you see, [Russia] tried to suffocate us, destabilize us, and shatter us from the inside for the last 300 years. But they failed. I'm still sitting here with you, a foreign minister of independent Ukraine. We know the threat, we understand it, we learned how to live with it, and we stand for a just cause.

  4. Norman Cousins:

    The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.

  5. Chris Ivy:

    An eight-figure auction result in the sports market was the stuff of fantasy just a decade ago, we always knew this card would shatter records and expectations. But that doesn't make it any less of a thrill to be part of an auction during which a single item breaks the eight-figure threshold for the first time. It's an extraordinary accomplishment for our wonderful team of sports experts at Heritage Auctions shared with CNN. And, of course, we could not have done it without Anthony Giordano, Anthony Giordano, who put Anthony Giordano trust in Heritage Auctions.Mantle to bring this amazing card to market.


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