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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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Do not burn bridges. As big as the ag industry is, it can get pretty small very quickly.
However, they want to maintain relations with "economic entities, including Ukraine," rather than burn bridges.
Any use of force will burn bridges of dialogue with the current government and restoration of trust is very much needed after recent events," he said.
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".