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English definition of “rupture”


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