1 [intransitive and transitive]
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.
to damage good relations between people or a peaceful situation:
The noise ruptured the tranquility of the afternoon.
to cause an organ of the body, especially one near the abdomen, to stick out through the wall of muscle that normally surrounds it