to break suddenly into many small piecesSafety glass won't shatter if it's broken.
A crowd of youths started smashing windows.
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
The driver lost control when a tyre burst.
She burst the balloon with a pin.
In a severe gale the ship split in two.
A gas main had cracked under my neighbour's garage.
Crack the salt crust and you will find the skin just peels off the fish.
Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
They were clearing up when the second bomb exploded.
shiver (archaic, literary), ,
He pulverized his opponents in the race for the presidency.
crush to smithereens
to damage badly or destroySomething like that really shatters your confidence.
The building was completely destroyed.
Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
Vandals wrecked the garden.
The explosion blasted out the external supporting wall.
He accused his opponents of wanting to overturn the government.
demolish, , , ,
Their intention was to demolish his reputation.
bring to nought
to upset (someone) greatlythe tragedy which had shattered him
devastate (informal), ,
If word of this gets out, it will devastate his family.
Many cinema-goers were stunned by the film's violent and tragic end.
Listen to criticism but don't be crushed by it.
He was overwhelmed by a longing for times past.
break (someone's) heart,
knock the stuffing out of (someone) (informal),
knock for six,
young children traumatized by their parents' deaths
The question dumbfounded him.
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in the sense of blast
to blow up (a rock, tunnel, etc.) with explosivesThe explosion blasted out the external supporting wall.
in the sense of blight
Video: pronunciation of 'shatter'
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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?