from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun A
military strategythat involves destroying buildings, crops, and other resourcesthat could be usefulto enemy forces.
- noun figuratively Any strategy that involves some type of
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- noun the target company defends itself by selling off its crown jewels
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