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strew

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstrewstrew /struː/ verb (past tense strewed, past participle strewn /struːn/ or strewed) [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SPREADto scatter things around a large areabe strewn with something πŸ”Š The street was strewn with broken glass.be strewn around/about/over etc something πŸ”Š clothes strewn across the floor Grammar Strew is usually passive in this meaning.2 β†’ strewn with something3 literarySPREAD to lie scattered over something πŸ”Š Flowers strewed the path.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
strewβ€’ Diving below the dusky water's surface I see twenty chairs or so strewn about on the pool floor.β€’ Odd pieces of broken and split machinery were strewn about or propped against the walls.β€’ There was socialist literature strewn about.β€’ Diamonds and rare jewels were strewn across the floor as if they had been there for millennia.β€’ I went into the bedroom first and saw all the drawers pulled out, the clothes strewn everywhere.β€’ Scabbards, broken arms, artillery horses, wrecks of gun carriages, and bloody garments strewed the scene.β€’ Now, outside tightly packed row houses in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, the streets are strewn with debris.be strewn with somethingβ€’ His room was strewn with books and papers.β€’ Now, outside tightly packed row houses in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, the streets are strewn with debris.β€’ The yard was strewn with garbage.β€’ We walked across the street, which was strewn with gum wrappers and cigarette butts.β€’ The room was badly ventilated, and the floor was strewn with nut shells and orange peel.β€’ Splitting such obvious assets as the matrimonial home may be strewn with problems, but what about an accrued pension fund?β€’ Serban's work is strewn with symbolism.β€’ Lafayette Square was strewn with the stuff of deconstruction: moving vans, cherry pickers, lumber and paper.β€’ But however great their desire, the path to arms control and detente was strewn with unanticipated obstacles.β€’ Body bags lay off to one side of the big intersection, while the corridors leading off were strewn with wreckage.
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Verb table
strew
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystrew
he, she, itstrews
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystrewed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave strewn
he, she, ithas strewn
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad strewn
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill strew
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have strewn
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam strewing
he, she, itis strewing
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you, we, theyare strewing
Past
I, he, she, itwas strewing
you, we, theywere strewing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been strewing
he, she, ithas been strewing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been strewing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be strewing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been strewing
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