[ verb ] break into many pieces
"The wine glass shattered"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
One reel - from eight to twelve minutes - became the standard length from the year of Robbery , 1903 , until Griffith shattered that limit forever with Birth_of_a_Nation in 1915 .(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
These cells were used rather than square Pyrex tubing because of the tendency of the latter to shatter when thawing frozen carbon_tetrachloride .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
And , when the slat finally shatters , we see him count the fragments , all the while muttering , `` He loves me , he loves me not '' .