shatter

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shatter(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to break)
a. hacer añicos
We were playing catch, and Juan accidentally shattered our neighbor's window.Estábamos jugando a la pelota, y por accidente Juan hizo añicos la ventana de nuestro vecino.
b. hacer pedazos
The man got out of his car, angrily picked up a rock, and shattered my windshield.El hombre bajó de su carro, recogió una piedra furiosamente e hizo pedazos mi parabrisas.
2. (to destroy)
a. destrozar
Philip's recent illness absolutely shattered his immune system.La enfermedad reciente de Philip le destrozó el sistema inmunológico.
b. destruir
Jimmy's illusions were shattered when he realized that Santa Claus didn't exist.Las ilusiones de Jimmy fueron destruidas cuando se enteró que Papá Noel no existía.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to break)
a. romper
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The early morning silence was shattered by a gun shot.Un disparo rompió el silencio de la madrugada.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to exhaust) (United Kingdom)
a. dejar hecho polvo
Running eight miles uphill really shattered me this morning.Correr ocho millas cuesta arriba realmente me dejó hecho polvo esta mañana.
b. agotar
Hot yoga can really shatter you if you're not used to it.El yoga caliente te puede agotar si no estás acostumbrado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to break into small pieces)
a. hacerse añicos
A window of the auditorium shattered when the soprano hit the high note.Una ventana del auditorio se hizo añicos cuando la soprano llegó a la nota alta.
b. hacerse pedazos
The Bohemian crystal goblet shattered when it hit the floor.La copa de cristal de Bohemia se hizo pedazos cuando chocó contra el suelo.
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shatter
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (glass, bone)
a. hacer añicos
2. (hopes)
a. echar por tierra
3. (silence)
a. romper
4. (health, nerves)
a. destrozar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (glass, windscreen)
a. hacerse añicos
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shatter [ˈʃætəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (break) romper en pedazos or añicos; hacer pedazos or añicos
2
to shatter sb's health/hopes quebrantar la salud/frustrar las esperanzas de algn; I was shattered to hear it al saberlo quedé estupefacto; she was shattered by his death su muerte la dejó destrozada
intransitive verb
1 (break) hacerse pedazos; hacerse añicos
2 [+health] quebrantarse; [+hopes] frustrarse
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