fracture-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: to violate or abuse

He fractures the english languagewith his rudimentary prose.
Modern composers fracturetheir musical cadences.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: to break

I fell off of my bike and fractured my leg.
A hail storm can fracture the car's windshield.
The cyclist fractured his skull because he wasn't wearing a helmet.

VerbNet: break-45.1,hurt-40.8.3-1-1
FrameNet: Cause_to_fragment,Cause_harm
PropBank: fracture.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 6