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1. shatter

verb. ['ˈʃætɝ'] break into many pieces.

Synonyms

  • bust

Antonyms

  • lack
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • scateren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Shatter

  • chitterchatter
  • mcphatter
  • mcfatter
  • antimatter
  • vannatter
  • vannater
  • vanatter
  • splatter
  • spatter
  • smatter
  • slatter
  • schlatter
  • scatter
  • platter
  • flatter
  • clatter
  • blatter
  • vatter
  • tatter
  • tatar
  • satter
  • sater
  • patter
  • natter
  • matter
  • mater
  • latter
  • fatter
  • chatter
  • batter

Sentences with shatter


1. Verb, base form
Tempered glass is most likely to only crack in situations where the normal glass would shatter.

2. Noun, singular or mass
When you break the glass the newspaper will catch any of the small shatter pieces created.

Quotes about shatter


1. In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
- Sun Tzu

2. All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

3. He looked back at her, and when she saw the look on his face, she saw his eyes at Renwick’s, when he had watched the Portal that separated him from his home shatter into a thousand irretrievable pieces. He held her gaze for a split second, then looked away from her, the muscles in his throat working.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. shatter

verb. ['ˈʃætɝ'] cause to break into many pieces.

Antonyms

  • success

Etymology

  • scateren (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shatter

verb. ['ˈʃætɝ'] damage or destroy.

Antonyms

  • defend

Etymology

  • scateren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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