shatter

shatter
shatter VERB 1) break suddenly and violently into pieces. 2) damage or destroy. 3) upset greatly. 4) (shattered) informal completely exhausted.
DERIVATIVES shatterer noun.
ORIGIN perhaps imitative.

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