[ 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 '' .

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burst smashing

[ verb ] break into many pieces


"shatter the plate"

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