dash to pieces

dash to pieces

To break something. In a fit of anger, I dashed the plate to pieces.
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dash something to pieces

to break something into small pieces. She dashed the glass to pieces on the floor—she was so mad. The potter dashed the imperfect pot to pieces.
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References in classic literature ?
These in thir dark Nativitie the Deep Shall yeild us, pregnant with infernal flame, Which into hallow Engins long and round Thick-rammd, at th' other bore with touch of fire Dilated and infuriate shall send forth From far with thundring noise among our foes Such implements of mischief as shall dash To pieces, and orewhelm whatever stands Adverse, that they shall fear we have disarmd The Thunderer of his only dreaded bolt.
All it will take is one professor with an inflated ego and a secular mind to dash to pieces everything that our students suspect is true.