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shatter

US [ˈʃætə(r)]
UK [ˈʃætə(r)]
  • v.粉碎;破碎;碎裂;(完全)丧失
  • n.碎片
  • Web破坏;毁坏;破灭
Simple Present:shatters  Present Participle:shattering  Past Tense:shattered  
shatter
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)破碎,碎裂to suddenly break into small pieces; to make sth suddenly break into small pieces
He dropped the vase and it shattered into pieces on the floor.
他失手把花瓶掉到地板上摔碎了。
the sound of shattering glass
玻璃破碎的声音
The explosion shattered all the windows in the building.
大楼所有的玻璃都在爆炸中震碎了。
2.
[t][i]
(使感情、希望或信念等)粉碎,破灭;被粉碎;被破坏to destroy sth completely, especially sb's feelings, hopes or beliefs; to be destroyed in this way
Anna's self-confidence had been completely shattered.
安娜的自信心彻底崩溃了。
Her experience of divorce shattered her illusions about love.
她的离婚经历使她对爱情的幻想破灭了。
My whole world shattered into a million pieces.
我的整个世界全塌了。
3.
[t]
~ sb
使极为惊愕难过;给予极大打击to make sb feel extremely shocked and upset
The unexpected death of their son shattered them.
儿子的意外死亡给他们带来沉重的打击。

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