Examples of strew in a Sentence
She strewed the birdseed on the ground.
sidewalks strewed with trash left by the parade watchers
Recent Examples of strew from the Web
Every detail carried clues of how the two leaders perceived one another and what approach each would take in managing a moment strewn with potential land mines.
Ersatz Twinkies frosted with Filipino ube (purple yam) or strewn with jackfruit and Fruity Pebbles?
A couple of hulking vintage Vandercook printing presses—Cadillacs of the trade and prized possessions—also take refuge among the 30 tons of gear strewn about the place.
The only adornment is the floor gradually strewn with torn paper as characters rip up letters and other documents throughout the play.
Now multiply that by the spectacle of a baseball field strewn with the bodies of a sizable percentage of the Republican majority on Capitol Hill, as the shooter apparently intended.
Back in the brightening open kitchen strewn with jars of mysterious twigs and powders, Piattoni pops the tops on a few multi-gallon buckets that contain his fermentation experiments.
Lilies, roses, and chrysanthemums lay in stacks weighing down posters with messages to the deceased that were strewn throughout the parking lot.
Construction materials from the truck, car parts and tire remnants were strewn along the I-30 and numerous MedStar ambulances responded to at least five crashes caused by the big-rig.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
STREW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of strew for English Language Learners
: to spread or scatter things over or on the ground or some other surface
: to lie on or cover (something)
STREW Defined for Kids
Definition of strew for Students
1 : scatter 1 … his house and yard were disgracefully dirty with rusty tin cans strewn about … — Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses
2 : to spread by scattering I strewed crumbs for the birds.
3 : to cover by or as if by scattering something Drivers strewed the highway with litter.
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