shattering

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present participle of shatter
1. Something that is shattering shocks and upsets you very much. The experience of their daughter's death had been absolutely shattering = devastating see also shatter, earth-shattering
the act of breaking something into small pieces
{i} breaking into pieces, smashing; destroying, devastating
seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering; "shattering rain striking the windowpanes"; "the shattering tones of the enormous carillon"; "the shattering peal of artillery
shattering conventions
doing things in opposition to what is generally accepted, rebelling against accepted values
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to destroy or disable something
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to dispirit or emotionally defeat

The marriage, of course, was long broken but Munoz knew that asking her for a divorce would shatter her.

shatter
to smash, or break into tiny pieces
shatter
{v} to break into pieces, shake, be broken
earth-shattering
Something that is earth-shattering is very surprising or shocking. earth-shattering news. surprising or shocking and very important
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If something shatters or is shattered, it breaks into a lot of small pieces. safety glass that won't shatter if it's broken The car shattered into a thousand burning pieces in a 200mph crash One bullet shattered his skull. + shattering shat·ter·ing the shattering of glass
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break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"
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The drying up and falling of unsuccessfully pollenated pistils leaving a nearly bare stem skeleton (with few berries attached) where a fully populated cluster should be
shatter
to smash, or break into pieces
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A fragment of anything shattered; used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters
shatter
{f} break to pieces, splinter, smash; be broken into pieces; damage, harm; ruin, destroy
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To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied
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The percentage of open pods as estimated at the time of harvest
shatter
break into many pieces; "The wine glass shattered"
shatter
break into many pieces; "The wine glass shattered" break into many pieces; "shatter the plate
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to violently break something into pieces
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Precipitation that causes the grape blooms or skins to shatter, which reduces the total crop
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To scatter about
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Another condition occurring in early grape development The tiny grapes have a small "cap" on the end Normally, as they start to grow, this cap pops off However, in a cool, wet spring, such as in 1995, the grape fails to develop early and the cap toughens When warmer weather finally hits and the grape grows, it pushes against this tough cap Instead of the cap popping off, the grape shatters Again, this drastically reduces yields and leads to very low berry count and bunches with only a few grapes Shatter was a major factor in the very low yields of the 1995 harvest
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To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning
shatter
break into many pieces; "shatter the plate
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with reference to joke structure, the point at which the audience realized that their assumption is incorrect
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If something shatters your dreams, hopes, or beliefs, it completely destroys them. A failure would shatter the hopes of many people Something like that really shatters your confidence
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If someone is shattered by an event, it shocks and upsets them very much. He had been shattered by his son's death. the tragedy which had shattered his life. see also shattered, shattering
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To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered
shattering

    Türkische aussprache

    şätırîng

    Aussprache

    /ˈsʜatərəɴɢ/ /ˈʃætɜrɪŋ/

    Etymologie

    [ 'sha-t&r ] (verb.) 14th century. Middle English schateren.

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