break into many pieces
"The wine glass shattered"
damage or destroy
"The news of her husband's death shattered her life"
cause to break into many pieces
"shatter the plate"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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Major League Baseball prides Major League Baseball on providing fans in our ballparks with unparalleled proximity and access to our players and the game taking place on the field, at the same time, it is important that fans have the option to sit behind protective netting or in other areas of the ballpark where foul balls and bats( that slip out of players' hands or shatter) are less likely to enter.
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.
You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark!" (El Filibusterismo)
I’ve spoken with her a few times, she’s interested in becoming a boxer. If the UFC ever gives her permission, we're here, maybe some collaboration. It would be very interesting. We can shatter records. I can imagine four million pay-per-views for Ronda’s very first fight.
Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it.
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- astillar, hacer añicos, quebrantar, estrellarSpanish
- réduire en miettes, fracasser, voler en éclats, éclaterFrench
- spaccare, sconquassare, fracassare, ridurre in mille pezziItalian
- aan diggelen slaan, verbrijzelenDutch
- разбивать, разбиться, разбить, разбиватьсяRussian
- krossa, krasa, kraschaSwedish
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