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rupture  /rptr/  v. [I;T] -tured, -turing, -tures to burst or break open so that s.t. comes out of its closed container: A water pipe ruptured and flooded the street.
n. [C;U] a break or split in s.t.: There was a rupture in diplomatic relations between the two countries because of a disagreement about the countries borders. rupture

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