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Definition of litter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they litter
    he / she / it litters
    past simple littered
    -ing form littering
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  1. 1[transitive] litter something to be spread around a place, making it look messy Piles of books and newspapers littered the floor. Broken glass littered the streets.
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive, intransitive] litter (something) (with something) to leave things in a place, making it look messy The floor was littered with papers. He was arrested for littering.
  3. 3[transitive] be littered with something to contain or involve a lot of a particular type of thing, usually something bad Your essay is littered with spelling mistakes.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: litter

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