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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)
References in classic literature ?
These elevated summits consist of rounded cones, between which the soil is bestrewn with erratic blocks of stone and gravelly bowlders.
Then came crests and ravines, in a sort of desert which preceded the Ugogo country; and lower down were yellow plains, parched and fissured by the intense heat, and, here and there, bestrewn with saline plants and brambly thickets.
The court was all bestrewn with herbs and sprinkled with vinegar, as a precaution against gaol air and gaol fever.
A feeble ray of light shone into the cavern through some chink, and when I had the courage to look about me I could see that I was in a vast vault, bestrewn with bones and bodies of the dead.
As the Cynic spoke, several of the party were startled by a gleam of red splendor, that showed the huge shapes of the surrounding mountains and the rock- bestrewn bed of the turbulent river with an illumination unlike that of their fire on the trunks and black boughs of the forest trees.
Why, then, --while so much of the soil around him was bestrewn with the virgin forest leaves,--why should Colonel Pyncheon prefer a site that had already been accurst?
Ham carrying me on his back and a small box of ours under his arm, and Peggotty carrying another small box of ours, we turned down lanes bestrewn with bits of chips and little hillocks of sand, and went past gas-works, rope-walks, boat-builders' yards, shipwrights' yards, ship-breakers' yards, caulkers' yards, riggers' lofts, smiths' forges, and a great litter of such places, until we came out upon the dull waste I had already seen at a distance; when Ham said,
Young Madame de Bellegarde was dressed in an audacious toilet of crimson crape, bestrewn with huge silver moons--thin crescent and full disks.
He found him, pen in hand, bent over a great table bestrewn with papers, as if worshipping an enormous double inkstand of bronze and crystal.
Presently Epeus came on and gave Euryalus a blow on the jaw as he was looking round; Euryalus could not keep his legs; they gave way under him in a moment and he sprang up with a bound, as a fish leaps into the air near some shore that is all bestrewn with sea-wrack, when Boreas furs the top of the waves, and then falls back into deep water.
Our young man's first impression of the Western world was received on the landing-place of the German steamers at Jersey City--a huge wooden shed covering a wooden wharf which resounded under the feet, an expanse palisaded with rough-hewn piles that leaned this way and that, and bestrewn with masses of heterogeneous luggage.
As I stood there, all that remained of the once-bustling Zoobe Junction was a pile of mangled wreckage and a blackened road bestrewn with rubbish and human body parts.