rupture (

     n 1: state of being torn or burst open
     2: a personal or social separation (as between opposing
        factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
        [syn: breach, break, severance, rift, falling out]
     3: the act of making a sudden noisy break
     v : separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
         "tear the paper" [syn: tear, snap, bust]