To see details on the word
scorched-earth policy
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
scorched-earth policy


She was beginning to wonder how useful her scorched-earth policy had been to her all these years.
Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  a military tactic which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area;

or

in business:  a strategy used by a target company to defend itself from a hostile takeover by selling off valuable assets
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Samples:
  • She was beginning to wonder how useful her scorched-earth policy had been to her all these years.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • (Hiroshima had 140,000 dead, Nagasaki 70,000.) The Japanese "loot all, kill all, burn all" scorched-earth policy in North China would eventually reduce the population from forty-four million to twenty-five million.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   scorched-earth policy [9]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Personal Finance, Public Policy & Politics
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading