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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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