strew

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English strewen, strawen, streowen, from Old English strewian, strēawian, strēowian (to strew, scatter), from Proto-West Germanic *strauwjan, from Proto-Germanic *strawjaną (to strew), from Proto-Indo-European *strew- (to spread, scatter).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /stɹuː/ 
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /stɹu/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Verb[edit]

strew (third-person singular simple present strews, present participle strewing, simple past strewed, past participle strewn or strewed)

  1. (dated, except strewn) To distribute objects or pieces of something over an area, especially in a random manner.
    to strew sand over a floor
    The files had been strewn all over the floor.
  2. (archaic) To cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered.
    Leaves strewed the ground.
  3. (transitive, archaic) To spread abroad; to disseminate.
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    error-strewn

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Noun[edit]

strew

  1. Alternative form of straw

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

strew

  1. Alternative form of stre

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 70