[ bih-stroo ]
/ bɪˈstru /

verb (used with object), be·strewed, be·strewed or be·strewn, be·strew·ing.

to strew or cover (a surface).
to strew or scatter about.
to lie scattered over.

Words nearby bestrew

Origin of bestrew

before 1000; Middle English bistrewen, Old English bestrēowian. See be-, strew Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bestrew

  • Without any signs of dizziness or staggering, he walked between the boulders which bestrew the path.

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

British Dictionary definitions for bestrew

/ (bɪˈstruː) /

verb -strews, -strewing, -strewed, -strewn or -strewed

(tr) to scatter or lie scattered over (a surface)
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