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1.
Planning to share just enough information in a meeting so a potential troublemaker won't have much fodder.
Q. How come you're not showing the whole navigation scheme?

A. Tom's going to be there and he challenges everything; we've only got an hour so I'm going to go for a controlled burn.
by Daniel Ponech July 10, 2008
 
2.
The process of intentionally trying to piss off a chick that you hooked up with, to the point that she no longer wants anything to do with you, so that you never have to see or hear from her again.
I know these two thirsty bitches that want bang you, but be prepared to initiate a controlled burn after you hook up with them.
by SOLS July 11, 2014