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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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Brussels will not burn bridges with Yerevan and will not refuse to cooperate with Armenia amid hopes for future
Francis urged people to cultivate patience and love, saying that "those who love are able to understand, to hope, to inspire confidence; they do not give up, they do not burn bridges, they are able to forgive".
He's got the consolation of a move to West Ham, but will he take the chance or continue to burn bridges with those who try and help him realise his potential?
President Barack Obama has ordered senior aides to forge a policy he hopes will keep him on the right side of history as popular revolts shake the region but will not burn bridges with important autocratic allies like Saudi Arabia.