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    to break the terms by...

    Our teacher gave us a hand out about one of the historical characters, and in the passage, I read this sentence "He broke his terms by razing a town" and i'm wondering if this is an idiom? and what does it mean?

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    Re: to break the terms by...

    To raze = burn something down

    'The temrs' must refer to some agreement that he broke by burning the town to the ground.

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