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English definition of “rupture”

rupture

verb [I/T]  /ˈrʌp·tʃər/ us  
to burst or break, or to cause something to burst or break: [I] High winds caused the oil tank to rupture.
rupture
noun [C]  /ˈrʌp·tʃər/ us  
There is a rupture in confidence in government.
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