1. [ verb ] separate or cause to separate abruptly
Synonyms: tear snap bust

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

Related terms: separate rend lacerate shred level shred pan rip snap tear
2. [ noun ] a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
Synonyms: break rift severance falling_out breach

"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

Related terms: separation sever
3. [ noun ] (medicine) state of being torn or burst open
Related terms: injury hernia herniated_disc tear
4. [ noun ] the act of making a sudden noisy break
Related terms: breakage tear
Similar spelling:   ruptured