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be·strew

 (bĭ-stro͞o′)
tr.v. be·strewed, be·strewed or be·strewn (-stro͞on′), be·strew·ing, be·strews
1. To strew (a surface) with things so as to cover it: The crowd bestrewed the streets with confetti.
2. To lie scattered over or about: Books and papers bestrewed the desk.

[Middle English bistrewen, from Old English bestrēowian : be-, be- + strēowian, to strew; see strew.]

bestrew

(bɪˈstruː)
vb, -strews, -strewing, -strewed, -strewn or -strewed
(tr) to scatter or lie scattered over (a surface)

be•strew

(bɪˈstru)

v.t. -strewed, -strewed -strewn, -strew•ing.
1. to strew.
2. to lie scattered over.
[before 1000]

bestrew


Past participle: bestrewed/bestrewn
Gerund: bestrewing

Imperative
bestrew
bestrew
Present
I bestrew
you bestrew
he/she/it bestrews
we bestrew
you bestrew
they bestrew
Preterite
I bestrewed
you bestrewed
he/she/it bestrewed
we bestrewed
you bestrewed
they bestrewed
Present Continuous
I am bestrewing
you are bestrewing
he/she/it is bestrewing
we are bestrewing
you are bestrewing
they are bestrewing
Present Perfect
I have bestrewed/bestrewn
you have bestrewed/bestrewn
he/she/it has bestrewed/bestrewn
we have bestrewed/bestrewn
you have bestrewed/bestrewn
they have bestrewed/bestrewn
Past Continuous
I was bestrewing
you were bestrewing
he/she/it was bestrewing
we were bestrewing
you were bestrewing
they were bestrewing
Past Perfect
I had bestrewed/bestrewn
you had bestrewed/bestrewn
he/she/it had bestrewed/bestrewn
we had bestrewed/bestrewn
you had bestrewed/bestrewn
they had bestrewed/bestrewn
Future
I will bestrew
you will bestrew
he/she/it will bestrew
we will bestrew
you will bestrew
they will bestrew
Future Perfect
I will have bestrewed/bestrewn
you will have bestrewed/bestrewn
he/she/it will have bestrewed/bestrewn
we will have bestrewed/bestrewn
you will have bestrewed/bestrewn
they will have bestrewed/bestrewn
Future Continuous
I will be bestrewing
you will be bestrewing
he/she/it will be bestrewing
we will be bestrewing
you will be bestrewing
they will be bestrewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bestrewing
you have been bestrewing
he/she/it has been bestrewing
we have been bestrewing
you have been bestrewing
they have been bestrewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bestrewing
you will have been bestrewing
he/she/it will have been bestrewing
we will have been bestrewing
you will have been bestrewing
they will have been bestrewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bestrewing
you had been bestrewing
he/she/it had been bestrewing
we had been bestrewing
you had been bestrewing
they had been bestrewing
Conditional
I would bestrew
you would bestrew
he/she/it would bestrew
we would bestrew
you would bestrew
they would bestrew
Past Conditional
I would have bestrewed/bestrewn
you would have bestrewed/bestrewn
he/she/it would have bestrewed/bestrewn
we would have bestrewed/bestrewn
you would have bestrewed/bestrewn
they would have bestrewed/bestrewn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bestrew - cover by strewingbestrew - cover by strewing      
strew, straw - spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet"
Translations

bestrew

[bɪˈstruː] (bestrewed (pt) (bestrewed or bestrewn (pp))) VT (liter) [+ things] → desparramar, esparcir; [+ surface] → sembrar, cubrir (with de)
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