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There is also the danger of loss of balance leading to hip fractures. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)She suffered a hairline fracture of her pelvis and finished sixth. The Sun (2011)Then he was left with a double jaw fracture. The Sun (2008)The ice has numerous cracks and fractures. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has a double fracture but other players are now going to have to step up. The Sun (2007)He played with a double stress fracture of his left leg which he suffered while coming back from knee surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was not until he had a second opinion that it was discovered that he had a fracture in the bone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Fracking is the process of drilling into the earth and pumping liquid into the rock to fracture it and release shale gas. The Sun (2016)To an extent, fractures will heal naturally if allowed the opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With a lot of toe injuries you have to make sure there isn't a hairline fracture or crack. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His highly physical performance has resulted in a hairline fracture on an elbow and injuries to his knees, right ankle and left wrist. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In America, that coalition has fractured. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: fracture /ˈfræktʃə/ NOUN
A fracture is a crack or break in something.
...a hip fracture.
- American English: fracture
- Arabic: كَسْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: fratura
- Chinese: 破裂
- Croatian: prijelom
- Czech: zlomenina
- Danish: brud fraktur
- Dutch: breuk
- European Spanish: fractura
- Finnish: murtuma luunmurtuma
- French: fracture
- German: Knochenbruch
- Greek: κάταγμα
- Italian: frattura
- Japanese: 骨折
- Korean: 골절
- Norwegian: brudd
- Polish: złamanie
- European Portuguese: fratura
- Romanian: fractură
- Russian: перелом
- Spanish: fractura
- Swedish: fraktur
- Thai: การแตกโดยเฉพาะกระดูก
- Turkish: kırık
- Ukrainian: перелом
- Vietnamese: vết rạn
British English: fracture VERB
If something such as a bone is fractured or fractures, it gets a crack or break in it.
You've fractured a rib, maybe more than one.
Definition of fracture from the Collins English Dictionary
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