Examples of strew in a Sentence
She strewed the birdseed on the ground.
sidewalks strewed with trash left by the parade watchers
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Even the island's medical facilities have been left in precarious shape, with many hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and running critically low on diesel fuel needed to keep generators operating.
The largest one holds the chirashi, a carpet of seasoned rice strewn with raw fish that on my visit featured lean bluefin (akama), toro, king salmon, amberjack (kanpachi), uni and ikura.
Video of the aftermath recorded by a resident showed smoke or steam rising from a hole in the ground with chunks of concrete and asphalt strewn over the street.
The mayhem and the burst of police gunfire set off panic in the neighborhood and left the pavement strewn with mangled bicycles and bodies that were soon covered with sheets.
Chemical engineers approach benzene as a building block from which to make thousands of useful products, including aspirin, the plastic lid to your takeaway coffee, and the Legos children leave strewn across floors the world over.
With a stunning wash of silver strewn over her lids, Knowles looks utterly angelic in her first short-haired snap.
Arvell Shaw and Barrett Deems laid down a springy, pulsing two-beat accompaniment on bass and drums over which Billy Kyle, the All Stars’ pianist, strewed Basie-like twinkles.
The swamp may or may not be drained, but the White House is now strewn with spiders, bats and cobwebs.
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Origin and Etymology of strew
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
- … his house and yard were disgracefully dirty with rusty tin cans strewn about …
- —Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses
- I strewed crumbs for the birds.
- Drivers strewed the highway with litter.
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