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rupture

verb [I or T]     /ˈrʌp.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
to (cause something to) explode, break, or tear: His appendix ruptured and he had to be rushed to hospital.figurative This news has ruptured (= violently ended) the delicate peace between the rival groups.Tearing and breaking into pieces rupture yourself If you rupture yourself, you break apart the wall of muscle that keeps your stomach and your bowels in place, usually by lifting something too heavy.General bodily disorders
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