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Definition of rupture verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rupture

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈrʌptʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌptʃər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rupture
    BrE BrE//ˈrʌptʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌptʃər//
     
    he / she / it ruptures
    BrE BrE//ˈrʌptʃəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌptʃərz//
     
    past simple ruptured
    BrE BrE//ˈrʌptʃəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌptʃərd//
     
    past participle ruptured
    BrE BrE//ˈrʌptʃəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌptʃərd//
     
    -ing form rupturing
    BrE BrE//ˈrʌptʃərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌptʃərɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] rupture (something/yourself) (medical) to burst or break apart something inside the body; to be broken or burst apart a ruptured appendix He ruptured himself (= got a hernia) trying to lift the piano. Barnes played his first game since rupturing an Achilles tendon five months ago. See related entries: Injuries
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] rupture (something) (formal) to make something such as a container or a pipe break or burst; to be broken or burst The impact ruptured both fuel tanks. A pipe ruptured, leaking water all over the house.
  3. 3[transitive] rupture something (formal) to make an agreement or good relations between people or countries end the risk of rupturing North-South relations
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Old French rupture or Latin ruptura, from rumpere ‘to break’. The verb dates from the mid 18th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rupture

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