bestrew

verb be·strew \ bi-ˈstrü , bē- \

Definition of bestrew

bestrewed; bestrewed or bestrewn play \bi-ˈstrün, bē-\; bestrewing
transitive verb
1 :strew
2 :to lie scattered over

Examples of bestrew in a Sentence

  1. the flower girl delightedly bestrewed the aisle with rose petals

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First Known Use of bestrew

before 12th century

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BESTREW Defined for English Language Learners

bestrew

verb

Definition of bestrew for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (a surface) with something



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