v. break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
You are going to fracture the balance of power.
Sentence in Classic:
The wounds of the face was superficial; the real injury was a depressed fracture of the skull, extending right up through the motor area.
In the Revolution of July, as in all progress accomplished by fits and starts, there had been secret fractures; these riots rendered them perceptible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Halpin, assistant house surgeon of the City of Dublin Hospital, stated that the deceased had two lower ribs fractured and had sustained severe contusions of the right shoulder.
In the civilization of the present day, incomplete as it still is, it is not a very abnormal thing to behold these fractured families pouring themselves out into the darkness, not knowing clearly what has become of their children, and allowing their own entrails to fall on the public highway.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context