tr.v. strewed, strewn (strn) or strewed, strew·ing, strews
1. To spread here and there; scatter or distribute: strewing flowers down the aisle.
2. To distribute something over (an area or surface): "Italy ... was strewn thick with the remains of Roman buildings" (Bernard Berenson).
3. To be or become dispersed over (a surface): "Enemy is retiring ... His dead men and horses strew the roads" (Jeb Stuart).
4. To spread (something) over a wide area; disseminate.
[Middle English strewen, from Old English strēowian; see ster-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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