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rupture
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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Definition
to burst, break, or tear; or the resultant damage — can also be non-physical as in damaging a relationship or logical argument
  • Told to draw the radar system, Louie drew an imaginary system so elaborate, it was later written, it resembled "a ruptured octopus."
    p. 141.8
  • He beat POWs every day, fracturing their windpipes, rupturing their eardrums, shattering their teeth, tearing one man's ear half off, tying another to a tree for days.
    p. 174.1

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