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verb [intransitive/transitive] rupture pronunciation in British English /ˈrʌptʃə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrupture
he/she/itruptures
present participlerupturing
past tenseruptured
past participleruptured

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  1. if an organ or object ruptures, or if you rupture it, it bursts or tears suddenly
    a ruptured tendon/vein/spleen
    The impact ruptured both fuel tanks.
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