Definition of "strew" [strew]

  • (verb-transitive) To spread here and there; scatter: strewing flowers down the aisle.
  • (verb-transitive) To cover (an area or a surface) with things scattered or sprinkled: "Italy . . . was strewn thick with the remains of Roman buildings” ( Bernard Berenson).
  • (verb-transitive) To be or become dispersed over (a surface).
  • (verb-transitive) To spread (something) over a wide area; disseminate.

Use "strew" in a sentence

  • "The word strew means to scatter -- as men scatter seed in sowing it."
  • "Their language is free from bad rhetoric; the reasoning is cogent, but there is an absence of emotion and imagination; they contain few quotable things, and no passages of commanding eloquence, such as strew the orations of Webster and Burke."
  • "With wild wood-leaves and weeds I ha 'strew'd his grave,"

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