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The fuel tank ruptured, and the car burst into flames.
  to burst, break, or tear; or the resultant damage — can also be non-physical as in damaging a relationship or logical argument
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rupture ruptured ruptures rupturing
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  • The fuel tank ruptured, and the car burst into flames.
  • diagnosed as a ruptured disc
  • The incident ruptured the relationship beyond repair.
  • The bubonic plague ruptured the fabric of the feudal order.

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  • Colton’s appendix has ruptured.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Like something ruptures when you hit twelve, or thirteen, or whatever the age is when you’re no longer a kid but a "young adult," and after that you’re a totally different person.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • "I’m going to tell Mrs. Burt that my mom doesn’t want me to do anything that might rupture my hymen," Eleanor said.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • My spleen will rupture.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He felt the uterus, turning it gently to see if there were any ruptures or necrotic areas.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It might easily have resulted in a serious rupture in our relations.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • Fire and pain ruptured her spine, flooding her veins.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • With a casual flick of his hand, Percy caused the side of the tank to rupture.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I cannot put on paper the idea that I want to scream, as loud as I can, until my throat ruptures.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Blood vessels ruptured, means he was alive when they strung him up.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A ruptured melon lolls in the drive like an amputated head.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • And in his famous "cornerstone" speech of March 21, 1861, Alexander Stephens maintained that the Republican threat to slavery was "the immediate cause of the late rupture and the present revolution" of Confederate independence.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I realize now that it was the siren, or choir of sirens, and the drumming pandemonium that accompanied their shrieks, that ruptured the fragile membrane of Sophie’s mood, which thanks in part to my own attentive ministrations had become peaceful, even luminous around the edges, if hardly sunny.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Ruptured appendix.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The contents of the ruptured gut, spilling out into the body cavity, simply contaminated the whole area and made infection a deadly certainty.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Ruptured the AV node, which provides the heart’s electrical powering.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The impact ruptured your spleen.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Whatever the reason, I was, in the end, the instrument of his family’s rupture.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The streets were ruptured veins.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • By the position of the openings, I feel certain the beast ruptured something vital, a lung, maybe even her heart.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • "If you did," he said, "I guess you could sit there with your ruptured appendix and negotiate."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But the story of the duel, confirmed by Pierre’s rupture with his wife, was the talk of society.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But it was real, I know that much, it was a physical rupture-a cracking-leaking-popping feeling.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Louie invented an imaginary system, making a drawing so elaborate that, it was later written, the system looked like "a ruptured octopus."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I had to hold the phone from my eardrum for fear of him rupturing it.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • A ruptured spleen.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I hold it to be the wondrously thin, ruptured membranes of the case, coalescing.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Well, sir, the rupture of a blood-vessel on the lobe of the brain has destroyed all this, not in a day, not in an hour, but in a second.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She washed witch hazel over the rupture and taped me tightly with extra-long Band-Aids.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Your Majesty will not forget that I have done everything in my power to prevent a rupture.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • High in the gray stone mountains, under a frowning peak, a little spring bubbled out of a rupture in the stone.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • But the thought of a definite rupture had never come to him, and even now could not lodge itself in his mind.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • "If they just . had thrones—" Kronos stomped his foot, and the floor ruptured around Ethan Nakamura.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • What caused this abrupt rupture?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Vomiting at the supper table one night, he ruptured a blood vessel.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The exam was consistent with premature rupture of membranes,’ the doctor said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The claws would curl in below the ribs, rupturing the heart.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I ran away into the dark, laughing so hard I feared I might rupture myself.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He accidentally hit a gas main that had ruptured during the earthquake.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • If it had ruptured earlier, you would have bled to death.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Roran had intended to do exactly that up until the moment his world was ruptured by a quiet message from Baldor.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I have discovered a method to protect the blood vessels of the brain from that fatal rupture which is known as a brain stroke.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • ’I think a few of mine have ruptured,’ said Fred in a hollow voice.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Tom put on the wounded look, face of the ruptured deer.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • It hit on the outside of his left eye, and his eye exploded, just ruptured and came out.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The father of her child gone,—alas! such ruptures are irrevocable,— she found herself absolutely isolated, minus the habit of work and plus the taste for pleasure.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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