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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
1000
before 1000; Middle English bistrewen, Old English bestrēowian. See be-, strew
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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 bestrewn

bestrew

v.

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

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