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English definition of “litter”

litter

verb     /ˈlɪt.ər/ US  /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ/
[T] to spread across an area or place untidily : The park was littered with bottles and cans after the concert . Dirty clothes littered the floor of her bedroom .Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors be littered with sth A place , document , or other object that is littered with something has or contains a lot of that thing: The newspaper has a reputation for being littered with spelling mistakes .Full [I] to drop rubbish on the ground in a public place : People who litter often have no pride in the area .Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issuesFalling and droppingMoving downwards
(Definition of litter verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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