Scorched-earth-policy meaning

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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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A method of dealing with an unwanted takeover attempt in which the target company sells its valuable assets and takes on debt in order to make itself appear unattractive to the company planning the takeover.
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Alternative spelling of scorched-earth policy.
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