transitive verb \ˈstrü\

: to spread or scatter things over or on the ground or some other surface

: to lie on or cover (something)

strewedstrewed or strewn \ˈstrün\ strew·ing

Full Definition of STREW

:  to spread by scattering
:  to cover by or as if by scattering something <strewing the highways with litter>
:  to become dispersed over as if scattered
:  to spread abroad :  disseminate

Examples of STREW

  1. She strewed the birdseed on the ground.
  2. <sidewalks strewed with trash left by the parade watchers>

Origin of STREW

Middle English strewen, strowen, from Old English strewian, strēowian; akin to Old High German strewen to strew, Latin struere to heap up, sternere to spread out, Greek stornynai
First Known Use: before 12th century


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