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1‘a recent series of pipeline ruptures’
break, fracture, crack
burst, split, fissure, blowout
2‘the rupture was due more to personal than to intellectual differences’
rift, estrangement, break-up, breach, split, severance, separation, parting, division, alienation
disagreement, quarrel, feud
informal falling-out, bust-up
British informal row
3‘ruptures are most common in the very young or very old’
1‘the steel drum enclosing the reactor core might rupture’
break, fracture, crack, breach
burst, split, tear, puncture
2‘the situation threatened to rupture their relationships’
sever, break, cut off, break off, breach, disrupt
literary tear asunder, cleave, rend, sunder, rive
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