- 1[usually passive] to cover a surface with things synonym scatter strew A on, over, across, etc. B Clothes were strewn across the floor. strew B with A The floor was strewn with clothes. The streets were strewn with corpses. (figurative) The way ahead is strewn with difficulties.
- 2strew something to be spread or lying over a surface Leaves strewed the path.
NAmE//stru//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strew
he / she / it strews
past simple strewed
past participle strewed
past participle strewn
-ing form strewing