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scorched-earth policy


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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the target company defends itself by selling off its crown jewels


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