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-rumpo or disr- , rūpi, ruptum, 3,
I.v. a., to break or dash to pieces; to break, burst asunder (rare but class.).
II. Trop.
A. To break off, sunder, sever: “amicitias exorsa aliqua offensione dirumpimus,Cic. Lael. 22 fin.; cf.: “humani generis societatem,id. Off. 3, 5, 21: “regnum,Vulg. 3 Reg. 11, 11.—And in a figure borrowed from a play (in which two persons tugged at the ends of a rope until it broke, or one of them fell to the ground): “cave dirumpatis, i. e. the rope or thread of your recollection,Plaut. Poen. prol. 117.— Esp. freq.,
B. Pass. in colloquial lang., to burst with envy, etc.: “unum omnia posse dirumpuntur ii qui, etc.,Cic. Att. 4, 16, 10; cf.: “infinito fratris tui plausu dirumpitur,id. Fam. 12, 2, 2: “dirumpor dolore,id. Att. 7, 12, 3; cf. “risu,App. M. 3, p. 130, 3.—Once act.: dirupi me paene, I nearly burst myself with earnest speaking, Cic. Fam. 7, 1, 4.
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