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    Tomasz Klimkiewicz is offline Senior Member
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    Re: difference in meaning between crack, break and fracture (verbs, nouns)

    JACEK - Rover_KE is right, you know, strict rules do not always apply. Just to give you an example directly related to your enquiry: we say "to crack a nut", but "to break an egg" while in both cases the activity is just the same, to crush (another possibility) the outer shell to get what's inside ;)

    Very often the collocation (more or less stemming from traditional usage) is the key, so learning from contexts and actual word usage by English authors is the way to go.

    All the best, mate!
    Tomasz

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    JACEK1 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: difference in meaning between crack, break and fracture (verbs, nouns)

    Your latest answer was very helpful, Rover_KE.

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