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rupture

Synonyms of rupture in English:

noun

  • 1 a recent series of pipeline ruptures
  • 2 the rupture was due more to personal than to intellectual differences
    disagreement, quarrel, feud;
    informal falling-out, bust-up
    British informal row
  • 3 ruptures are most common in the very young or very old
  • verb

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  • 1 the steel drum enclosing the reactor core might rupture
    break, fracture, crack, breach;
    burst, split, tear, puncture
    informal bust
  • 2 the situation threatened to rupture their relationships
    sever, break, cut off, break off, breach, disrupt;
    separate, divide
    literary tear asunder, cleave, rend, sunder, rive
    rare dissever
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