shatter (one's) hopes

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shatter (one's) hopes

To undercut one's dreams or optimistic views. I became a lawyer after my parents shattered my hopes of being an artist.
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She was "devastated" after pulling out at the 36km stage as temperatures soared above the 100 degree mark and shattered her hopes of Olympic glory.