\ ˈskȯrcht \

Definition of scorched

: parched or discolored by scorching

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Myanmar's military responded with counterinsurgency sweeps and a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. Fox News, "Human rights group opposes moving Rohingya to island camp," 6 Aug. 2018 And even in some kind of unthinkable, scorched-earth scenario where suddenly no cable company or over-the-top streaming service wants to pay AT&T’s price for HBO and Game of Thrones, that’s fine, too. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "AT&T and Dish’s HBO battle is the bleak future of cable and streaming," 2 Nov. 2018 The troll soon found himself on the receiving end of a scorched-earth grammar lesson, courtesy of Philipps herself. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Busy Philipps Just Used Grammar to Shut Down a Body-Shaming Troll," 21 Aug. 2018 Two years later, firebrand City Councilman Charles Barron waged a scorched earth campaign against Hakeem Jeffries, an assemblyman who won the support of almost all of the city’s political class. David Freedlander, Daily Intelligencer, "The 28-Year-Old Progressive Hoping to Unseat One of the Top Democrats in Congress," 25 June 2018 In 1779, George Washington ordered the scorched earth campaign against the Onondaga in response to conflicts between the Indians and the settlers and soldiers who were fanning farther out across the state. New York Times, "A Story of Survival Revived by the Cicadas’ Loud (and Crunchy) Return," 22 June 2018 While all modern-day Supreme Court confirmation battles are bitter, expensive affairs, this one promises to be a scorched-earth campaign that floods the airwaves for months to come. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Pricey ad wars launched in fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court," 10 July 2018 The event was held in front of a scorched grassland at the end of Bothwell Drive in the Vineyard community. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "Task force cracks down on illegal fireworks in Sacramento region," 28 June 2018 The next season, Harris embarked on a scorched-earth rebuilding policy that resulted in 75 wins over the next four seasons under the misguidance of Sam Hinkie, who whiffed on three lottery picks. Marcus Hayes,, "Sixers weren't ready for LeBron James or Paul George | Marcus Hayes," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of scorched

1566, in the meaning defined above

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