1. [noun] breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
    Synonyms: break

  2. [noun] (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"
    Synonyms: fault, geological fault, shift, break

  3. [noun] the act of cracking something
    Synonyms: crack, cracking

  4. [verb] violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"

  5. [verb] interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"

  6. [verb] break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle"

  7. [verb] become fractured; "The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe"

  8. [verb] break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"

  9. [verb] fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
    Synonyms: break


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