from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The policy of devastating all land and buildings in the course of advancing or retreating troops so as to leave nothing salvageable to the enemy.
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- n. A military strategy that involves destroying buildings, crops, and other resources that could be useful to enemy forces.
- n. Any strategy that involves some type of drastic action.
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- n. the target company defends itself by selling off its crown jewels
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