Fracture - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other (syn: break, fault, faulting, shift)
- the act of cracking something (syn: crack, cracking)
- interrupt, break, or destroy
- break into pieces
- become fractured
- break (a bone)
- fracture a bone of (syn: break)
a fracture in the Earth's crust
She suffered a wrist fracture when she slipped on the ice.
Her wrist fractured when she fell on the ice.
Their happiness was fractured by an unforeseen tragedy.
These problems may fracture the unity of the two parties.
Their fragile happiness fractured all too soon.
The immense pressure causes the rock to fracture.
He fractured his right leg during training.
The opposition has been fractured by bitter disputes.
a stress fracture in his left knee
a hairline fracture (=very thin crack)
This writer really fractures the language
The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle
The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe
She suffered a fracture in the accident
present participle: fracturing
past tense: fractured
past participle: fractured