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strewverb [T]

uk   us   /struː/ (strewed, strewn or strewed)
to ​spread things in an ​untidy way over a ​surface, or to be ​spread in an ​untidy way over a ​surface: They ​marked the end of the ​war by strewing ​flowers over the ​graves of 18,000 ​soldiers. Wine ​bottles and ​dirtydishes were strewn across the ​lawn. Her ​clotheslay strewn on the ​floor. The ​park was strewn withlitter after the ​concert.
(Definition of strew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strewverb [T]

 us   /stru/ (past tense strewed, past participle strewn  /strun/ or strewed)
to ​scatter things over a ​surface: The ​park was strewn with ​litter after the ​concert.
(Definition of strew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strew”
in Spanish esparcir, desparramar, sembrar…
in Vietnamese rải, vãi, rắc…
in Malaysian menyelerakkan sesuatu di…
in Thai โปรย…
in French éparpiller…
in German (be)streuen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撒,散布, (在…上)布满,撒满…
in Indonesian menyebar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撒,散佈, (在…上)布滿,撒滿…
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