Slash-and-burn Definition

slăshənd-bûrn
adjective
Of or having to do with a type of primitive forest agriculture in which fields are cleared by cutting down and burning vegetation.
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Characterized by indiscriminate or destructive recklessness.
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Alternative spelling of slash and burn.
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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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noun

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