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  • the act of cracking something
  • (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
  • breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • fracture a bone of
    • I broke my foot while playing hockey
  • break (a bone)
    • She broke her clavicle
  • become fractured
    • The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe
  • break into pieces
    • The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle
  • interrupt, break, or destroy
    • fracture the balance of power
  • violate or abuse
    • This writer really fractures the language
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