hacerse añicos

hacerse añicos(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to break)
a. to shatter
El parabrisas se hizo añicos cuando golpeé si sin querer a un venado que cruzaba la carretera.The windshield shattered when I accidentally hit a deer that was crossing the road.
b. to break into pieces
¿Qué le pasó al espejo? - Se cayó al piso y se hizo añicos.What happened to the mirror? - It fell on the floor and broke into pieces.
c. to smash into smithereens
No puedo armar este jarrón de nuevo. Se hizo añicos.I can’t put together this vase again. It smashed into smithereens.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be ruined)
a. to destroy
Todas las ilusiones que tenía sobre el futuro se hicieron añicos ese día aciago.Any illusions I had about the future were destroyed that fatal day.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to break)
a. to shatter
La pelota golpeó la ventana con fuerza y la hizo añicos.The ball hit the window hard and shattered it.
b. to smash to pieces
En un ataque de ira contra sus padres, Ismael agarró un martillo e hizo añicos el reloj de cuco que ellos le habían regalado.In a fit of anger against his parents, Ismael grabbed a hammer and smashed the cuckoo clock they'd given him to pieces.
c. to smash to smithereens
Hoy en la tienda de artesanía, le di un golpe sin querer a una figura de porcelana y la hice añicos. - ¿Tuviste que pagarla?Today in the craft store, I accidentally hit a figure and smashed it to smithereens. - Did you have to pay for it?
d. to blow to smithereens
Fueron a buscar agua y, cuando volvieron, una bomba había hecho añicos su casa.They went to fetch water, and when they came back, a bomb had blown their house to smithereens.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to ruin)
a. to destroy
La caída la dejó tetrapléjica, haciendo añicos su sueño de convertirse algún día en atleta profesional.The fall left her quadriplegic, destroying her dream of one day becoming a professional athlete.
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