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Definition of strew verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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
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  1. 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.
  2. 2strew something to be spread or lying over a surface Leaves strewed the path.
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