rupture Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “rupture” - English Dictionary

Definition of "rupture" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

ruptureverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈrʌp·tʃər/
to ​burst or ​break, or to ​cause something to ​burst or ​break: [I] High ​winds caused the ​oiltank to rupture.
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)

Definition of "rupture" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

ruptureverb [I or T]

uk   /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 (= ​violentlyended) the ​delicatepeace between the ​rivalgroups.rupture yourself If you rupture yourself, you ​breakapart the ​wall of ​muscle that ​keepsyourstomach and ​yourbowels in ​place, usually by ​lifting something too ​heavy.

rupturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈrʌp.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
an ​occasion when something ​explodes, ​breaks, or ​tears: a rupture of the ​pipelinefigurative a rupture (= an end to a ​friendlyrelationship) between the ​families a ​medicalcondition in which the ​wall of ​muscleholding the ​stomach and ​bowels in ​place inside the ​body is ​brokenapart: You're going to give yourself a rupture if you ​lift that.
Synonym
(Definition of rupture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rupture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day