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Definition of scorched

: parched or discolored by scorching

Examples of scorched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Democrats captured the House in 2018, however, Trump embraced a scorched-earth approach to most high-profile congressional investigations. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 17 Nov. 2021 This strategic turn by a president lacked the scorched-earth appeal that Trump has used in the past to juice voter enthusiasm. Michael Scherer And Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Nov. 2021 In the annals of disastrous corporate PR decisions, few are as bad as the music industry’s scorched-earth response to peer-to-peer piracy in the early 2000s. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 27 Oct. 2021 Ohio State’s offense looks poised to go scorched earth in some big-time performances the rest of the way, probably vaulting the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff on a big winning streak. Christopher Smith, al, 27 Oct. 2021 But the mayor's scorched-earth general election campaign has also drawn condemnation from Walton and her allies. Gregory Krieg, CNN, 23 Oct. 2021 No dummies, these people. Raducanu, who had gone home after her scorched-earth run in New York and enjoyed her mother’s special-recipe dumplings, was sent a wild-card entry. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2021 Dragon incorporates elements from every phase of Trivium’s career, from the scorched-earth metalcore of 2005’s Ascendancy to the groovy hard rock of 2013’s Vengeance Falls. Bryan Rolli, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Season 3 will see Sanaa Lathan, Aleksander Skarsgard, Hope Davis and Adrien Brody all get dragged into the Roys’ scorched-earth version of Family Feud. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of scorched

1566, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2021

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“Scorched.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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