state of being torn or burst open
rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out(noun)
a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
recess, good luck, rift, fault, prison-breaking, breakout, fracture, suspension, break of serve, happy chance, respite, geological fault, faulting, gaolbreak, shift, interruption, time out, severance, pause, open frame, breach, disruption, jailbreak, gap, severing, falling out, prisonbreak, breaking, breakage, intermission, break
the act of making a sudden noisy break
tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)
separate or cause to separate abruptly
"The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
wear out, buck, snatch up, click, fall apart, shoot, burst, flick, deplume, break down, crack, displume, pluck, photograph, break, shoot down, lose it, tear, raid, pull, wear, charge, bust, snap, snatch, deplumate, snarl
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.
Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
breaking, bursting, tearing, laceration, partition, disruption, breach, dissolution, fracture, break, severance, disseverance, discerption, disorganization, separation, dilaceration, dismemberment
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When there's a rupture, a disconnect, a break away from our spiritual lands, the heart is in one place and the mind in another. That's the reality the Nukak face, which causes what you would call depression.
I believe that in the history of art and of thought there has always been at every living moment of culture a will to renewal. This is not the prerogative of the last decade only. All history is nothing but a succession of crises -- of rupture, repudiation and resistance. When there is no crisis, there is stagnation, petrifaction and death. All thought, all art is aggressive.
The diplomatic rupture between Saudi Arabia and Iran could easily spiral out of control.
Imagine that? The president resigning. That's a constitutional rupture, the truth has to be told, so just in case - I never thought about resigning and I don't plan on resigning at any time.
Lesions develop from a variety of reasons, why they choose to rupture when they do is still a great mystery.
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