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burn

verb blaze, blister, brand, burn to a cinder, burst into flame, catch fire, cauterize, char, conflagrate, consume, cremate, deflagrate, enkindle, fire, flame up, flare, gut, ignite, incandesce, incendiarize, incinerate, inflame, kindle, light up, melt, overheat, parch, relume, scald, scorch, scorify, sear, seethe, singe, sizzle, smelt, smolder, strike a light, vesicate
Associated concepts: arson, revocation of wills
See also: consume, deflagrate, destroy, efface, expend
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Burning Bridges (he's pictured on the High Level bridge on the cover) is a very assured and varied album that proves that Laddie is no one-trick pony.
Instead of burning bridges, give the resident their hill deposit, write off a few dollars to "goodwill" and if you're fortunate, they will reciprocate with future referrals.
From what you can do before you've even signed on, knowing your rights in the work place, consulting lawyers, avoid burning bridges, ending one's employment on a good note, "The Employee Rights Handbook" is a powerful resource that should be considered for anyone who wants the security of knowing the full extent of their legal power.
But Jumblat insists on burning bridges with Egypt so as to please his regional masters as well as the domestic ones," said the source.
At times, as on Settling Scores By Burning Bridges, it's a mismatched mess.
It warned against such methods of burning bridges - head butting middle management was well out apparently (spoil sports
Ms Thomas, who is travelling to America with Swansea writer Peter Thabit Jones, will also be launching a book Stateside for the first time - her new poetry collection, Burning Bridges.
Exit interviews are designed to help HR improve conditions for existing staff rather than burning bridges.
Departing employees often are afraid of burning bridges and do not provide critical feedback employers are looking for on why employees leave or what can improve the organization.
It's obvious Sir Alan has not built a highly successful business by stabbing colleagues in the back, burning bridges with contacts or by encouraging a cutthroat culture amongst his staff.