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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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A nice acoustic touch on Changing Tides & Burning Bridges is a diversion from his powerful electric sound.
Responding to Tehran without burning bridges is the approach adopted at a meeting of the EU's Political and Security Committee (PSC), on 3 July.
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.