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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shat·ter /ˈʃætɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shat·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shattered p. pr. & vb. n. Shattering.]
 1. 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.
    A monarchy was shattered to pieces, and divided amongst revolted subjects.   --Locke.
 2. To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered.
    A man of a loose, volatile, and shattered humor.   --Norris.
 3. To scatter about. [Obs.]
    Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shat·ter, v. i. To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.
    Some fragile bodies break but where the force is; some shatter and fly in many places.   --Bacon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shat·ter, n. A fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: break into many pieces; "The wine glass shattered"
      2: break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"