AskDefine | Define scorched

Dictionary Definition

scorched adj
1 dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats" [syn: adust, baked, parched, sunbaked]
2 having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; "Sherman's scorched earth policy"
3 damaged or discolored by superficial burning:"the scorched blouse tore easily"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Dried, damaged or burnt by exposure to sunlight or heat.

Derived terms


dried, damaged, burnt by exposure to sunlight or heat
  • Finnish: palanut
  • Hungarian: megperzselődött, megperzselt, megpörkölődött


  1. past of scorch

Extensive Definition


(First 2 sentences are taken from IMDb)
Three mischievous employees (Paulo Costanzo, Woody Harrelson, Alicia Silverstone) of a bank in a small desert town all make plans to rob it at the same time; however, none of them knows about the others. Meanwhile, a clothing store employee (Rachael Leigh Cook) has plans for revenge against a local millionaire (John Cleese). While all of this is going on, Doleman, a jobless loser, is applying for jobs and has very little hope. The film begins with the end of the plot, with Doleman showing up for his first day of work at a local bank that has just been robbed and getting fired instantly for no reason. After that, the film returns to one week earlier, showing the development (and results) of the robbery.

Other titles

In Russia film was named "Хуже не бывает" (may be translated as "There's nothing worse" or "It can't be worse").

External Links

scorched in German: Abgezockt!
scorched in Italian: Banco Paz

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