overstrew

verb

over·​strew ˌō-vər-ˈstrü How to pronounce overstrew (audio)
overstrewed; overstrewed or overstrewn ˌō-vər-ˈstrün How to pronounce overstrew (audio) ; overstrewing

transitive verb

1
: to strew or scatter about
2
: to cover here and there

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overstrew was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Overstrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstrew. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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