bestrew(redirected from bestrewn)
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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.]
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vb, -strews, -strewing, -strewed, -strewn or -strewed
(tr) to scatter or lie scattered over (a surface)
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v.t. -strewed, -strewed -strewn, -strew•ing.
1. to strew.
2. to lie scattered over.
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Past participle: bestrewed/bestrewn
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
bestrew[bɪˈstruː] (bestrewed (pt) (bestrewed or bestrewn (pp))) VT (liter) [+ things] → desparramar, esparcir; [+ surface] → sembrar, cubrir (with de)
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