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bestrew

[bih-stroo] /bɪˈstru/
verb (used with object), bestrewed, bestrewed or bestrewn, bestrewing.
1.
to strew or cover (a surface).
2.
to strew or scatter about.
3.
to lie scattered over.
Origin of bestrew
1000
before 1000; Middle English bistrewen, Old English bestrēowian. See be-, strew
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  • Without any signs of dizziness or staggering, he walked between the boulders which bestrew the path.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Brush over with butter and bestrew with sugar, cinnamon, and currants.

  • He kept sending flowers, as if to bestrew the path of his retreat, which was never the path of a return.

    The Pupil Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for bestrew

bestrew

/bɪˈstruː/
verb -strews, -strewing, -strewed, -strewn, -strewed
1.
(transitive) to scatter or lie scattered over (a surface)
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Word Origin and History for bestrew
v.

Old English bestreowian; see be- + strew (v.).

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