Examples of strew in a Sentence
She strewed the birdseed on the ground.
sidewalks strewed with trash left by the parade watchers
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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