Synonyms for shatter
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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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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"
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Dogs have been known to dig under or jump over fences, break tethers or even shatter windows in response to their fireworks fears.
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.
It would take something like that to shatter this newfound confidence.
You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark!" (El Filibusterismo)
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.
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- astillar, estrellar, quebrantar, hacer añicosSpanish
- fracasser, réduire en miettes, éclater, voler en éclatsFrench
- sconquassare, ridurre in mille pezzi, fracassare, spaccareItalian
- aan diggelen slaan, verbrijzelenDutch
- разбивать, разбиваться, разбить, разбитьсяRussian
- krasa, krossa, kraschaSwedish
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