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shatter
American English: /ˈʃædər/
British English: /ˈʃatə/

Translation of shatter in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (break)
    (window/plate)
    hacer añicos or pedazos
    the stone shattered the glass
    la piedra dejó el cristal hecho añicos
    she shattered four world records
    echó abajo cuatro récords mundiales
    Example sentences
    • With a stealthy leap, Percival broke through the window, shattering pieces of glass over the floor in front of the window, and on the roof right outside it.
    • The glass top shattered in a million pieces flying across the room like shrapnel.
    • Her mirror that hung on the door was broken - shattered into hundreds of pieces as if fell to the ground.
    1.2 (destroy)
    (health/nerves)
    (confidence/hopes)
    echar por tierra
    (silence/calm)
    Example sentences
    • The gym hall was strewn with sobbing lassies, their lives ruined, their confidence shattered by human error.
    • We must destroy before they shatter our being with their ignorance.
    • Early losses can end a team's season, wreck its confidence, shatter its psyche.
  • 2 (usually passive) 2.1 (shock) See examples: she was shattered by the news
    la noticia la dejó destrozada
    2.2 (exhaust) (British English) [colloquial]that walk has shattered me
    la caminata me ha dejado hecha polvo or (in Latin America also) de cama [colloquial]
    I arrived home feeling completely shattered
    llegué a casa hecho polvo or muerto de cansancio [colloquial]

intransitive verb

  • (window/glass)
    hacerse añicos or pedazos
    the cup shattered as it hit the ground
    la taza se hizo añicos al caer al suelo
    the windscreen shattered into a thousand pieces
    el parabrisas estalló or se astilló en mil pedazos

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