verb (used with object)
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Idioms for litter
- the best or choicest of the animals, especially puppies, in a litter.
- the best of any class, group, or available selection.
Origin of litter
synonym study for litter
OTHER WORDS FROM litter
Example sentences from the Web for litter
Scientists worry most about the worms’ effects on “leaf litter.”
It turned out it had contained not just discarded radioactive material but clay-based organic cat litter.Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A surge in pet adoptions is helping its cat litter business.How Clorox’s new CEO plans to turn disinfectant wipes into future wins|Phil Wahba|October 21, 2020|Fortune
Reports of litter and overflowing trash bins on busy public lands have increased alongside the visitorship, says Lawhon.National Parks are logging record crowds. Here’s how to visit safely.|Ula Chrobak|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
I’m concerned about the carbon footprint of cruises, I’m concerned about people dropping litter, I’m concerned about people getting too close to the wildlife.The Greening of Antarctica - Issue 90: Something Green|Marissa Grunes|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
Littering the living room floor were old sports pages and letters and newspaper clippings.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No littering,” “no smoking,” “no cooking,” “no camping,” “no dogs,” “no glass containers,” “no alcohol,” “no bonfires.
While they were found guilty for only littering, witness testimony included examples of healthy animals being euthanized.PETA Gone Wild: Flour Bombing Kim Kardashian, Accusing HBO of “Murder”|Tricia Romano|April 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The always-adaptive Taliban forced Americans to rely more on helicopters by littering Afghan roads with IEDs.
By "blow-out," Chub meant a lot of white quartz that was littering the ground in every direction.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
I saw a parcel of black jags of paper littering the place, and asked what had been going on?Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
That it had not been intentionally knocked down was probable, else the clay would not have been left littering the window sill.
He had a grand time, revelling with pen and pad and littering the floor with inked sheets unnumbered and still wet.When Winter Comes to Main Street|Grant Martin Overton
Writing tools and desk he had already collected; there were plenty of these littering the building in every corner."Unto Caesar"|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for litter
- small refuse or waste materials carelessly dropped, esp in public places
- (as modifier)litter bin