slash and burn

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slash and burn (not comparable)

  1. Rough, coarse and lacking finesse, performed with little skill.
    His slash and burn approach to management resulted in few friends and many enemies.

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slash and burn (uncountable)

  1. A technique in agriculture where plant matter is roughly cut down and then burned over to prepare fields for the next crop.

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slash and burn (third-person singular simple present slashes and burns, present participle slashing and burning, simple past and past participle slashed and burned or slashed and burnt)

  1. To apply the slash and burn technique.
    We'll slash and burn this week and plant next.

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