Meaning of “rupture” in the English Dictionary

"rupture" in British English

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ruptureverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈrʌp.tʃər/ us /ˈrʌp.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.
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.

rupturenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrʌp.tʃər/ us /ˈrʌp.tʃɚ/

(Definition of “rupture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rupture" in American English

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ruptureverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈrʌp·tʃər/

to burst or break, or to cause something to burst or break:

[ I ] High winds caused the oil tank to rupture.
noun [ C ] us /ˈrʌp·tʃər/

There is a rupture in confidence in government.

(Definition of “rupture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)