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Reemani

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Hey,
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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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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