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

Definition of overstrew

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of overstrew

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overstrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstrew. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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