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rupture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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rupturerup‧ture1 /ˈrʌptʃə $ -ər/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]BREAK an occasion when something suddenly breaks apart or burstsrupture of 🔊 the rupture of a blood vessel2 [countable]DISAGREE a situation in which two countries, groups of people etc suddenly disagree and often end their relationship with each otherrupture between 🔊 The eleventh century saw the formal rupture between East and West.rupture with 🔊 The rupture with his father was absolute.3 [countable]MI a medical condition in which an organ of the body, especially one near the abdomen, sticks out through the wall of muscle that normally surrounds it syn hernia
Examples from the Corpus
ruptureBut the administration clearly wants to avoid a rupture.What has happened is a major rupture in the social system, felt everywhere.A pipeline rupture halted supplies of natural gas.But an inquest heard that the rupture in the blood vessel was not caused by the operation.The subsequent events that lead to the rupture of these abnormal vessels are unclear.Terrorist attacks led to the rupture of relations between the two countries.The rupture of the pressure dome had started the structural failures leading to the accident.I wear the wound of this rupture from Hoboken as a pearl, for ornamentation.Such a thorough rupture in relations might accurately be called the Eastern Airlines Syndrome.Lack of awareness of late presentation of traumatic rupture of the diaphragm in children may result in a delay in diagnosis.
rupturerupture2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]BREAK to break or burst, or to make something break or burst 🔊 The pipe will rupture at its weakest point. 🔊 His liver was ruptured when a brick wall collapsed on him.2 [transitive] to damage good relations between people or a peaceful situation 🔊 The noise ruptured the tranquility of the afternoon.3 rupture yourself→ See Verb table
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ruptureA stroke is often caused when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.In these accidents the air-bag punch-out forces caused a ruptured aorta, rib fractures, severe myocardial contusions, etc.Or fighting through the waters of a ruptured bulkhead to close the breach with his own body.But experts predict that a landslide would rupture chlorine tanks.Though my stomach is ruptured like a crushed tube of tomato puree, I manage to hear some of the words.If a blood vessel in your leg were to rupture, the leg would just swell up.An explosion of sound ruptured the moment.They gasped for breath, struggled against debilitating weakness, and when the blood vessels around their brains ruptured, they died.Their stories appear to rupture time, bringing them within a hair's breadth of one another.
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Verb table
rupture
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrupture
he, she, itruptures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyruptured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ruptured
he, she, ithas ruptured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ruptured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rupture
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ruptured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rupturing
he, she, itis rupturing
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you, we, theyare rupturing
Past
I, he, she, itwas rupturing
you, we, theywere rupturing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rupturing
he, she, ithas been rupturing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rupturing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rupturing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rupturing
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