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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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Sadly, I fear his ego probably prevents him from the necessary introspection required to ever rebuild some badly burned bridges, and wear the blue shirt again.
But he will have restored some of the burned bridges with an assured display at the back which on another night could well have been capped with a goal.
McClaren will determine whether David Bentley has an international future in a telephone conversation with the Blackburn winger today, in which he is expected to hear the Under-21 rebel say how keen he is to repair any burned bridges.