n 1: breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty
fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a
fall" [syn: break
2: (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" [syn: fault
3: the act of cracking something [syn: crack
v 1: violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the
2: interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of
3: break into pieces; "The pothole fractured a bolt on the
4: become fractured: "The tibia fractured from the blow of the
5: break, as of a bone: "She broke her clavicle"
6: fracture a bone of: "I broke my foot while playing hockey"