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litter

2 verb
     
Related topics: Animals
litter2
1 also litter up [transitive] if things litter an area, there are a lot of them in that place, scattered in an untidy way:
Clothes littered the floor.
litter something with something
The desk was littered with papers.
2

be littered with something

if something is littered with things, there are a lot of those things in it [= be full of something]:
Recent business news has been littered with stories of companies failing.
3 [intransitive and transitive] to leave waste paper, cans etc on the ground in a public place
4 [intransitive] technicalHBA if an animal such as a dog or cat litters, it gives birth to babies

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